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FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1971 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



ANNUAL REPORT 

or the 



Town of Chelmsford 




FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 



1971 



PICKEN PRINTING CO. - NO. CHELMSFORD 



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CARL A. E. PETERSON 



Died: March 15, 1971 



Member of Board of Selectmen 
Member of Board of Assessors 
Member of Planning Board 



1948 - 1954 
1936 - 1945 
1954 - 1959 



Member of Industrial Development Commission 
1956 - 1959 

Member Tercentenary Celebration Committee 
1954- 1955 



In grateful remembrance of his friendship, his devoted and dedi- 
cated service to the well being of our town and for his un- 
derstanding of the needs of our community, this tribute is offered 
by the Officials of the Town of Chelmsford in behalf of the Citi- 
zens of the Town. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



ELECTED TOWN OFFICIALS 

Moderator 

Daniel J. Coughlin, Jr. 
(Term expires 1972) 

Town Clerk 

Charlotte P. DeWolf 
(Term expires 1972) 



Board of Selectmen 



Gerald J. Lannan 
Eugene J. Doody 
Howard E. Humphrey 
Paul C. Hart 
Thomas F. Markham, Jr. 



Term expires 1972 

Term expires 1973 

Term expires 1973 

Term expires 1974 

Term expires 1974 



Charles A. House 
Claude A. Harvey 
Richard L. Monahan 



Treasurer and Tax Collector 

Charlotte P. DeWolf 
(Term expires 1972) 

Board of Assessors 



Tree Warden 

Myles F. Hogan 
(Term expires 1972) 



Term expires 1972 
Term expires 1973 
Term expires 1974 



Edward L. Tyler, Jr. 
Robert A. Finnie, Jr. 
Byron D. Roseman, M.D. 



Board of Health 



Term expires 1972 
Term expires 1973 
Term expires 1974 



School Committee 

Carol C. Cleven Term expires 1972 

Edward S. Marshall (Resigned March 1971) Term expires 1972 

L. James Glinos Term expires 1972 

James M. Geary, Jr. Term expires 1973 

Martin Ames Term expires 1974 

Robert D. Hall Term expires 1974 



Nashoba Valley Technical Vocational School District 

Stratos G. Dukakis Term expires 1972 

Thomas F. Markham, Jr. Term expires 1973 



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Eugene E. Keller 
Thomas A. St. Germain 



Term expires 1974 
Term expires 1974 



Arthur L. Bennett 
David P. Ramsay 
Ralph E. House 



Park Commissioners 



Term expires 1972 
Term expires 1973 
Term expires 1974 



Arthur J. Colmer 
Arne R. Olson 
Frank H. Hardy 



Cemetery Commissioners 



Term expires 1972 
Term expires 1973 
Term expires 1974 



Sinking Fund Commissioners 



Eustace B. Fiske 
Joseph B. Greenwood 
Kenton P. Wells 



Term expires 1-972 
Term expires 1973 
Term expires 1974 



Trustees of Public Libraries 



Elizabeth A. McCarthy 


Term 


expires 1972 


Thomas C. Thorstensen 


Term 


expires 1972 


Robert A. Noy 


Term 


expires 1973 


Roger P. Welch 


Term 


expires 1973 


Paul F. Jahn 


Term 


expires 1974 


Jean R. Mansfield 


Term 


expires 1974 


Planning Board 






Stephen D. Wojcik 


Term 


expires 1972 


Eugene E. Gilet 


Term 


expires 1972 


Bradford 0. Emerson 


Term 


expires 1972 


Thomas E. Firth, Jr. 


Term 


expires 1973 


Edward A. Bunker (Resigned April 5, 1971) 


Term 


expires 1974 


Timothy J. Hehir 


Term 


expires 1975 


Thomas A. Ennis 


Term 


expires 1976 


Peter J. McHugh, Jr. 


Term 


expires 1976 



James J. McKeown 
Matthew J. Doyle, Jr. 
Joseph M. Gutwein 



*Roger W. Boyd 
Claude A. Harvey 



Sewer Commissioners 



Chelmsford Housing Authority 



Term expires 1972 
Term expires 1973 
Term expires 1974 



Term expires 1972 
Term expires 1973 



(Appointed by the Governor and 
the Commissioner of Community Affairs) 



Robert L. Hughes 



Term expires 1973 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



*Ruth K. Delaney 

*Richard L. Monahan 

*Members of original study committee 



Term expires 1975 
Term expires 1976 



Constable 

William E. Spence Term expires 1974 

Varney Playground Commissioners 



Harry J. Ayotte 
Robert C. McManimon 
Henry J. Tucker, Jr. 



Term expires 1972 
Term expires 1973 
Term expires 1974 



APPOINTED TOWN OFFICIALS 

Town Accountant 

Arnaud R. Blackadar 
(Term expires 1972) 

Board of Selectmen, Administrative Assistant 

Alfred H. Coburn 
(Term expires 1972) 

Assistant Town Clerk 

Mildred C. Kershaw 

Assistant Assessor 

Evelyn M. Philbrook 



Richard T. McDermott 
William W. Edge 
Bertram T. Needham 
Edgar P. George (Resigned) 
Walter Lewis 
Peter J. Curran 
Ralph Casale 
Gerald R. Wallace 



Planning Board Clerk 




Nancy D. Maynard 




Finance Committee 






Term expires 1971 




Term expires 1971 




Term expires 1972 


) 


Term expires 1972 




Term expires 1972 




Term expires 1972 




Term expires 1973 




Term expires 1973 



Superintendent of Streets 

Frederick H. Greenwood 

(Term expires 1972) 

(Retired September 9, 1971) 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



Acting Superintendent of Streets 

Louis R. Rondeau 

Chief of Police 

Robert E. Germann 
(Civil Service) 

Inspector of Animals 

Dr. Martin A. Gruber 
(Term expires 1972) 

Fire Chief 

Frederick H. Reid 



Registrars of Voters 

Ruth I. Davidson (Resigned February 1, 1971) 
Dorothy C. Borrows 
John P. Emerson, Jr. 
Robert J. Noble 
Charlotte P. DeWolf 



Term expires 1971 
Term expires 1972 
Term expires 1973 
Term expires 1974 
Ex-Officio 



Town Counsel 

Clement McCarthy 
(Term expires 1972) 



Ellsworth J. Baldwin 
Leroy K. Fielding 



Janitors of Public Buildings 
(Terms expire 1972) 



Center Town Hall 
Police Station 



Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Anthony C. Ferreira 
(Civil Service) 

Dog Officer 

Frank J. Wojtas 
(Term expires 1972) 

Slaughtering Inspector 

Hubert R. Scoble 
(Term expires 1972) 



Director of Public Health 

Peter J. Saulis 

(Term expires 1972) 

(Retired February 1, 1971) 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



Thomas W. Morris 
(Appointed February 1, 1971) 

Board of Health Physicians 

Benjamin J. Blechman, M.D. 
(Term expires 1972) 

Charles D. Kemos, M.D. 
(Term expires 1972) 

Plumbing Inspector 

William H. Shedd 
(Civil Service) 

Permanent Intermittent Plumbing Inspector 

Richard M. Kelly 
(Civil Service) 

Moth Superintendent 

Myles F. Hogan 
(Term expires 1972) 

Building Inspector 

Peter J. McHugh, Jr. 
(Term expires 1972) 

Wiring Inspector 

Harold M. Tucke, Jr. 
(Term expires 1972) 

Gas Inspector 

Neal C. Stanley 
(Term expires 1972) 



Martin K. Bovey 
Robert T. Clough 
Bruce S. Gullion 



Town Forest Committee 



Term expires 1972 
Term expires 1973 
Term expires 1974 



Cemetery Superintendent 

George E. Baxendale 
(Term expires 1972) 



Veterans' Grave Officer 

George E. Baxendale 
(Term expires 1972) 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 





Zoning Appeal Board 






Velma Munroe 




Term expires 


1972 


Paul W. O'Neil (Resigned March 30, 1971) 


Term expires 


1973 


Elizabeth H. Teeven 


(Appointed April 12, 1971) 


Term expires 


1973 


John B. Hickey 




Term expires 


1974 


Carol J. diCiero 




Term expires 


1975 


Charles J. Higgins 


Alternates 


Term expires 


1976 


Robert L. Kydd 




Term expires 


1972 


S. Robert Monaco 




Term expires 


1972 


Veterans' Emergency Fund Committee 






(Terms expire 1972) 






George Archer 


Peter J. Saulis 


Alfred H. Coburn 




John J. McNulty 


Donald A. House 


Thomas A. Ennis 




James Walker 


Gerard A. Vayo 


Kenneth A. Cooke 




John J. Emerson, Jr. 


George F. Waite 

Honor Roll Committee 

(Terms expire 1972) 






Robert M. Hood 


George R. Dixon 


Thomas E. Firth, Jr. 





Civil Defense Committee 

(Terms expire 1972) 
Bertram T. Needham William W. Edge 



Charles S. Koulas 



Reginald Furness 



Veterans' Agent 

Terrence E. O'Rourke 
(Term expires 1972) 

Fence Viewers 

(Terms expire 1972) 

Richard D. Harper 



Memorial Day Committee for the Year 1971 

(All terms expire November 1, 1971) 
Representatives from Post 212: 

Donald A. House — Peter J. Saulis 
Representatives from Post 313: 

Raymond C. Dozois — Leo Verville 
Representatives from Post 366: 

Manuel G. Garcia — Leo F. Gorman 
Timothy F. O'Connor — Thomas J. Burns 
Representatives from Chelmsford Memorial Post 5990, V. F. 

Edward Baron — Harold F. Campbell 

Memorial Day Committee for the Year 1972 

(All terms expire November 1, 1972) 
Representatives from Post 366: 



W. 



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Timothy F. O'Connor — Manuel F. Sousa 
Manuel G. Garcia — Leo T. Gorman 
Representatives from Post 212: 

William C. Clarke — Donald A. House 



Personnel Board 



Peter J. McHugh 
Marvin W. Schenk 
Peter R. Vennard 



Term expires 1972 
Term expires 1972 
Term expires 1973 





Industrial Development Commission 


i 






Charles H. Mercer 






Term 


expires 


1972 


Paul A. Desmond 






Term 


expires 


1972 


Robert E. Sayers 






Term 


expires 


1972 


Allan D. Davidson 






Term 


expires 


1973 


Herbert Pitta, Jr. 






Term 


expires 


1973 


Francis Devlin (Re; 


signed August 3, 


1971) 


Term 


expires 


1973 


Harold B. Higgins 






Term 


expires 


1973 


Philip Stratos 






Term 


expires 


1973 


Walter S. Dronzek 






Term 


expires 


1974 


Albert E. Walker 






Term 


expires 


1974 


Forrest E. Dupee 






Term 


expires 


1974 



Weighers of Merchandise 

(Terms expire 1972) 



Leon Clement 


Leo Champoux 


George Noval 




Alfred Ducharme 


Peter F. McEnaney 


Adam Bernat 




George Fournier 


Fred Harris 


Rudolph Blondin 




James Robinson 


Theodore Peloquin 


Ted Magiera 




Paul Wetwood 


Francis J. Sakalinski 


Edward Whitworth 




John Bomal 


William J. Gilet 
Ovila Sirois 


Leo Gendron 






Conservation Commission 




Franklin J. Campbell 




Term expires 


1972 


Edmund Polubinski 




Term expires 


1972 


Esther V. Blechman 




Term expires 


1973 


John J. Balco 




Term expires 


1973 


Florence H. Gullion 




Term expires 


1973 


Margaret E. Mills (Resigned August 16, 1971) 


Term expires 


1974 


Kathleen L. Ehlers 




Term expires 


1974 


Robert E. Howe 




Term expires 


1974 



Home Rule Advisory Committee 

(All terms expire 1971) 
John J. Griffin S. Robert Monaco (Resigned March 30, 1971) 

Vincent R. LoCicero Timothy F. O'Connor (Resigned October 18, 1971) 

Michael J. Devine 



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Recreation Commission 

(Terms expire 1972) 



Harry J. Ayotte 
Haworth C. Nield 
William A. Dempster, Jr. 



James F. Gannon 

Ralph B. Nolet, Jr. 

Paul W. Murphy 



Donald J. Cleary 
Director: Edward J. Quinn 

Committee to Up-Date Town History 



Charles E. Watt, Sr. 
Julia W. Fogg 



Gerald J. Lannan 
Charles S. Koulas 
Paul MacMillan 



Florence M. Kelley 

Ration Board 

(Terms expire 1972) 



Rev. Roland E. Morin 
Frederick Burne 



Selectman 

Civil Defense 

Welfare Department 



Community Action Advisory Committee 



Gerard A. Vayo 

Evelyn McMahon 

Theresa McCaul 

Thelma C. Stallard 

Ruth E. Beliveau 



(Terms expire 1972) 
Eugene J. Doody 
Rev. Harry A. Foster 
H. Francis Wiggin 
Henry J. Tucker, Jr. 
Erwin L. Brown 

Historical Commission 

Eliot W. Remick 

Margaret E. Mills (Resigned July 19, 1971) 

Robert C. Spaulding 

George A. Parkhurst 

William H. Drury 

John C. Alden 

Robert E. Picken 

Vincent J. R. Kehoe 

Council on Aging 

Lillian E. Gould 
Otis W. Gould 
Louise Bishop 

Mary V. Gagnon 

Labor Relations Advisor 

S. Anthony diCiero 

(Term expires 1971) 

(Resigned March 1, 1971) 

Committee to Prepare Plans and Specifications 
for a New Fire Station at West Chelmsford 

Frederick H. Reid Ralph E. House 



Term 


expires 


1972 


Term 


expires 


1972 


Term 


expires 


1972 


Term 


expires 


1972 


Term 


expires 


1973 


Term 


expires 


1973 


Term 


expires 


1974 


Term 


expires 


1974 


William H. Clarke 


George Marchand, Jr. 


Mary 


K. McAuliffe 



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Edward Hoyt Peter R. Vennard 

Eugene E. Gilet 

Town Celebrations Committee 

Richard O. Lahue John C. Alden 

William F. Fitzpatrick John W. McEvoy 

Northern Middlesex Area Commission 
and Transportation Co-Ordinating Committee 

Timothy J. Hehir Term expires 1972 

John J. Kenney (Alternate Member) Term expires 1972 

Library Needs Committee 

Dr. Howard K. Moore Elizabeth A. McCarthy 

Thomas C. Thorstensen Grace W. Pettee 

Thomas A. St. Germain 

Committee to Study Memorials for Korean and Vietnam Veterans 

Joan M. Plummer Beverly A. Taylor 

Thelma J. Calawa Carole B. Reid 

Arthur L. Bennett Donald T. Davis 

Herman L. Purcell, Jr. Harold F. Campbell 

Joan E. Jones Josephine M. Fisher 

Carolyn B. Temmallo Edith M. Marr 

Manuel G. Garcia 
Carole A. DeCarolis (Alternate Member) 
Raymond C. Dozois (Alternate Member) 

Crystal Lake Restoration Committee 

William W. Edge James S. Kasilowski 

Thomas E. Firth, Jr. John J. Kenney 

Edmund Polubinski Robert R. Gagnon 

Edward L. Tyler, Jr. Haworth C. Neild 

Paul C. Hart Robert C. McManimon 

Data Processing Committee 

Charlotte P. DeWolf William R. Murphy 

Stratos G. Dukakis David J. Rafferty 

Edward H. Hilliard Malcolm L. Stiefel 

Peter F. Curran 

Environmental Advisory Council Steering Committee 

Dr. Ethel Kamien — Liaison Officer 
John C. Alden Priscilla Hinckley 

John J. Balco Ralph E. House 

Benjamin Blechman, M.D. Alan D. McKersie 

Arthur J. Colmer Charles L. Mitsakos 

Robert A. Finnie, Jr. Timothy F. O'Connor 

James F. Gannon Eleanor Parkhurst 

Ina B. Greenblatt Frederick T. Dyke 

Timothy J. Hehir Bruce S. Gullion 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 13 

Greater Lowell Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Program 
Selectmen's Representative 

Gary M. Murray (Resigned June 1, 1971) 
Rev. James R. Low 

Youth Center Study Committee 

Hector R. Arbour Eugene J. Doody Paul C Nicodemus 

Carolyn R. Bennett Charles S. Gallaway, Jr. Robert O'Regan 

Alphone Beauregard James A. Healy, Jr. Robert W. Quinlan 

Rev. K. Bradfield David A. Jewell Anne E. Stratos 

Campbell Mitchell A. Korbey, Jr. Henry J. Tucker, Jr. 

Paul V. Cicco Edward I. Moriarty Spiro Vrouhas 

Joseph Dappal Judith P. Morrison Debra J. Weinstein 

William A. Dempster, Jr. Gale A. Mueller Pennryn D. Fitts 

William R. Murphy 

Drug Abuse Study Committee 

Donald J. Butler Michael Barry Norman R. Moray, Jr. 

Eugene J. Doody Gregory Center Paul J. Royte 

Rev. Paul W. Berube B. Jay Finnegan Anne E. Stratos 

Stephen R. Brovender, James M. Geary, Jr. Robert A. Finnie, Jr. 

M.D. Rev. James R. Low Lisa W. Newhouse 

School Building Committee 

(Art. 9 — Special Town Meeting, December 7, 1970) 
Robert M. Sexton, Jr. James A. Sullivan Carol A. DeCarolis 

Anthony S. DeProfio Paul Krenitsky Patrick W. Vaughan 

Richard C. Miller Harry F. McKeon, Jr. 

Carol C. Cleven 
School Committee Member (Appointed January 5, 1971) 

Preliminary Executive Committee to Plan a Celebration of the 
Revolutionary Bicentennial in Chelmsford in 1975 and 1976 

Margaret E. Mills (Resigned August, 1971) Walter R. Hedlund 

John C. Alden J. Perry Richardson 

Vincent J. R. Kehoe George A. Parkhurst 

Committee to Study the Present Dog Leash Law 

William L. Ary Beatrice E. Beaubien 

Frank J. Wojtas Joseph R. Burns 

Site Committee for a Fire Station in East Chelmsford 

Myles I. Beers William E. Spence 

Thomas E. Firth, Jr. Chief Frederick H. Reid 

John E. Hibbard Dep. Chief Edward G. Quinn 

Timothy F. O'Connor Francis J. Bindas 

Emergency Employment Act 

Employment Project Director John R. Clark 

Administrative Assistant John C. Alden 

Planner for Highway Department Stephen K. Grunewald 

Industrial Commission Representative Francis J. Doherty 

Map Draftsman for Highway Department Thomas W. Fuller 



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CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 




Paul C. Hart Howard E. Humphrey 

Thomas F. Markham, Jr. Eugene J. Doody 

Gerald J. Lannan 

REPORT OF THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN 



The year 1971 was a significant one for the office of the Board of Se- 
lectmen, inasmuch as the membership of the board increased to five mem- 
bers. This change has allowed greater representation of the voters on this 
board and a larger degree of citizen participation in matters to come before 
the board. 

There were forty-two (42) regular meetings and seven (7) special 
meetings of the board and the volume of business continues to increase 
year after year due to the passage of additional state laws and town by- 
laws, which require the board's attention, and due to the continued growth 
of the Town. 

Records are kept of the volume of business conducted each year and 
the 1971 records indicate that more than 2,700 persons visited the office, 
more than 2,500 telephone calls were received and more than 3,400 letters 
and messages were prepared and forwarded to those concerned. 

Th work of the board includes, as the Licensing Authorities, the is- 
suance of numerous types of licenses. A total of 21,877.50 in license fees 
and $384.40 in advertising reimbursements was received. The total li- 
cense fees received exceeded the total amount disbursed during 1971 to 
maintain the Selectmen's Department. 

Highlights of the year's activities are included in the following para- 
graphs: 

The Selectmen were charged by the Commonwealth to conduct a state 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 15 

census for 1971 and this was done with the able assistance of Mrs. Char- 
lotte P. DeWolf, Clerk for the Board of Registrars and her able staff. The 
total census figure has been determined to exceed 30,400. 

The board officially signed the contract for the participation by the 
Town in the Greater Lowell Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Program, 
Inc., d/b/a "Share". We are hopeful that our Town citizens, who may need 
advice and assistance, relating to drug problems, will avail themselves of 
the services of this agency. 

The board members have been especially pleased with the progress to 
date to establish a Youth Center. The facility at the McFarlin School has 
filled a definite need and enables a segment of our youth to engage in 
healthy and enjoyable activities. The adult volunteers deserve much 
credit for their help and guidance in this effort. 

Public Bus Transportation has continued throughout the year and our 
citizens have continued to enjoy the benefits of this service. Contracts are 
renewed annually and the fares, schedules and facilities have met our 
needs in a most satisfactory manner. 

The Selectmen have continued to work tirelessly on the project for 
Restoration of Crystal Lake. There have been delays and the board has 
made numerous inquiries at the state level to determine an approximate 
timetable when work can commence. At the time of printing this report, 
the Attorney General is studying the subject of financing the project 
through the use of state funds; a number of legal questions remain unan- 
swered. It is hoped that the legal opinion will be released soon, and will 
permit the Town to make use of these state funds. Consulting engineers 
are presently awaiting word to start the study of the project, and to de- 
velop preliminary plans and specifications. 

There had been numerous problems in the operation of the Town dump 
and the Selectmen did take decisive steps to eliminate the need for burn- 
ing at the Town dump, since the state has ordered the Town to cease this 
type of operation. The Town has entered into a contract with the City of 
Lowell for the disposal of waste materials at the Lowell incinerator. This 
arrangement will continue until such time as the Board of Health is pre- 
pared to open the Swain Road Sanitary Landfill site. It is expected that 
these objectives will be reached during mid 1972. 

A study has been instituted, at the request of the Selectmen, for 
"Emergency 911" telephone service. Representatives of the New England 
Telephone and Telegraph Company have been requested to work with local 
officials to see what type ot emergency telephone service would be best 
suited for the needs of our citizens. 

The Selectmen took advantage of two federal programs during the 
early part of 1971 and which were both supervised by the office of Com- 
munity Teamwork in Lowell. They related to the "Camps" program and 
that of the Neighborhood Youth Corps. The objectives were to hire unem- 
ployed adults and students so that worthwhile municipal projects could be 
accomplished. 

During August 1971 the Selectmen took immediate steps to imple- 



16 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

ment the hiring of other unemployed persons under the provisions of the 
Emergency Employment Act. After much study, and conferences with 
state and federal agencies that required many hours of effort by our 
Chairman, Mr. Gerald J. Lannan, a Consortium of fourteen (14) participat- 
ing towns was established and the Administrative Office for the Consorti 
um was located at the Center Town Hall. Mr. John R. Clark was named the 
Project Director and his staff includes an Administrative Assistant and a 
Stenographer and Bookkeeper. Under this program, the Town of Chelms- 
ford has been able to hire eligible persons for specific work; the cost of 
which will be funded by the Federal government. Positions have been es- 
tablished for an Automobile Mechanic for the Police Department, a Plan- 
ner and a Draftsman for the Highway Department, an Industrial Commis- 
sion Representative, and a Purchasing Officer, and several clerical 
positions. We believe that additional positions will become available in 
1972 as more federal funds are made available. New offices and working 
areas have been installed at the Center Town Hall to accommodate these 
new employees. This entire program has been especially helpful to a num- 
ber of local persons who have been adversely affected by current unem- 
ployment conditions. The program also assists the town in filling further 
needs in areas of Planning and Purchasing. 

In conjunction with the Emergency Employment Act program, the Se- 
lectmen have authorized the local Community Services Bureau to make 
use of a storage room, now converted to an office, at the Center Town Hall, 
to assist local persons who are unemployed. We are hopeful that these ef- 
forts will be helpful to many of our citizens. 

A study is now underway, concerning the construction of a Commun- 
ity Center and presently preliminary plans are being studied and formu- 
lated by a committee in conjunction with officials of the Nashoba Valley 
Regional Technical High School, as a project for students at this school. 

A new addition was completed for the Highway Garage and this will 
now allow the town to properly house various pieces of equipment which 
previously were kept out of doors. The addition was completed at a most 
nominal cost to the town. 

We now express our appreciation to the townspeople who have placed 
their trust in us to carry on the many duties of this office; to our staff of 
appointed officials, and the many employees of the town who assist us; 
and to the other elected officials of our town, and their assistants, who so 
often lend their support and cooperation to meet the many requirements 
and objectives. 

We feel that the year 1971 was one of accomplishment and we look to 
1972 as a year in which we can better serve the residents of our town. We 
solicit your help, understanding and encouragement. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GERALD J. LANNAN, Chairman 

eugene j. doody 
howard e. humphrey 
Paul c. hart 
thomas f. markham, jr. 

Board of Selectmen 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



17 




REPORT OF THE TOWN CLERK - 1971 

Charlotte P. DeWolf, Town Clerk 



LICENSES and VITAL RECORDS 



Sporting 


Dog 


Kennel 


Marriage 


Recorded 


Licenses 


Licenses 


Licenses 


Intentions 


Mortgages, etc. 


1,572 


2,354 


10 


276 


1,032 




Births 


Marriages 


Deaths 






(Incomplete) 










502 


326 


212 





JURORS DRAWN — 1971 



39 


1-07-71 


104 


5-10-71 


84 


1-07-71 


27 


5-10-71 


87 


1-07-71 


5 


5-10-71 


63 


1-07-71 


98 


5-10-71 


55 


2-01-71 


53 


5-14-71 


24 


2-01-71 


79 


5-14-71 


93 


2-01-71 


52 


7-23-71 


56 


2-01-71 


70 


7-23-71 


40 


2-16-71 


30 


8-12-71 


73 


2-16-71 


56 


8-12-71 


45 


3-09-71 


24 


8-20-71 


12 


3-09-71 


58 


8-20-71 


49 


3-09-71 


40 


9-16-71 


101 


3-09-71 


76 


9-16-71 


89 


333-71 


1 


9-16-71 


74 


4-12-71 


73 


9-16-71 


50 


4-12-71 


33 


9-20-71 


17 


4-12-71 


59 


9-29-71 


41 


4-12-71 


57 


9-29-71 


34 


4-12-71 


71 


9-29-71 


19 


4-12-71 


27 


9-29-71 


42 


5-10-71 


65 


10-27-71 


80 


5-10-71 


32 


10-27-71 



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50 


11-03-71 


64 


11-30-71 


55 


11-03-71 


17 


12-06-71 


49 


11-11-71 


67 


12-06-71 


25 


11-11-71 


60 


12-06-71 


68 


11-11-71 


72 


12-06-71 


35 


11-11-71 


23 


12-06-71 


69 


11-30-71 


9 


12-06-71 


34 


11-30-71 


20 


12-23-71 


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Occupation 



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Anderson, Gordon W., 15 Hazen Road 
Arado, Robert J., 29 Montview Road 
Balkas, Charles A., 160 Tyngsboro Road 
Beach, Sidney D., 38 Algonquin Road 
Bennett, David M., 40 Old Stage Road 
Berry, Lilla M., 1 Stearns Street 
Blair, James L., Ill Chelmsford Street 
Braga, Hilda, 21 Riverneck Road 
Brogan, Robert E., 71 Westford Street 
Brown, Marjorie E., 19 Cedar Street 
Buckley, John W., 80 Locke Road 
Burns, Donald E., 20 Birch Street 
Byam, Kenneth C, 5 Edgelawn Ave. 



Htg. & Air Cond. Engr. 

Regional Sales Rep. 

Wire Braider 

Logistic Spec. 

Sales Repr. 

Ass't. to Controller 

Engineer 

Bindery Employee 

Electronic Engr. 

Wirer & Solderer 

Mgr., Mech. Engr. 

Comp. Mfg. Supv. 

Telephone Installer & Repair 



Campbell, Jr., William T., 19 Doral Drive 
Cellini, Anthony P., 249 Graniteville Road 
Chipman, Eric M., 150 Park Road 
Clarke, Bella T., 6 Clarke Avenue 
Cole, Richard A., 7 Lillian Avenue 
Conlon, Robert F., 11 Winslow Road 
Cooper, Stephen, 16 Longmeadow Road 
Curran, Patrick J., 54 Sherman Street 
Daly, Roger G., 4 State Street 
Dawes, Ida May, 57 Thomas Drive 
Decker, James A., 12 Hillside Lane 
DiSalvo, Joseph, 29 Grove Street 
Dudley, Robert F., 2 Dennison Road 
Engstrom, Ruth A., 8 Chestnut Hill Road 
Farwell, Jr., Lawrence W., 73 School Street 
Fetzer, Helen S., 7 Drexel Drive 
Fitzgerald, James E., 6 Stedman Street 
Flynn, Richard P., 10 Trotting Road 
Gabriel, Walter A., 12 Manwell Road 
Galus, Sr., Frederick F., 210 Billerica Road 
Gaudette, Richard W., 8 Kiberd Drive 
Gleason, James R., 50 Ansie Road 
Gravelle, Joseph J., 170 Acton Road 



Contr. of Finances 

Mfg. Methods Engr. 

Assembler 

Assembler 

Carpenter 

Mutual Fund Ass't. 

Comp. Prog. Anal. 

Tool & Die Foreman 

Research Chemist 

Credit Clerk 

Bank Auditor 

Draftsman 

Eqpt. Installer Foreman 

Hairdresser 

Folding Mach. Opr. 

Secretary 

Printing Pressman 

Senior Engineer 

Food Buyer 

Machinist 

Electrician 

Parts Mgt. 

Carpenter 



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Hagman, Gustav F. A., 5 Coach Road 
Hammer, Joel L., 11 Cambridge Street 
Harmon, George B., 32 Longmeadow Road 
Hayes, Oswald, 130 Dalton Road 
Helfant, Thomas E., 30 Evergreen Street 
Higgins, Beatrice M., 2 Bartlett Street 
Hobbs, Albert R., 24 Parker Road 
Hopkins, Jr., Charles L., 89 Garrison Road 
Howley, James R., 7 Pleasant Street 
Hunt, Robert J., 37 Cathy Road 
Jobe, Anna, 7 Balsam Drive 
Johnson, Todd W., 26 Ansie Road 
Karow, Hank H., 10 Muriel Road 
Kentigian, Martin, 6 Rack Road 
Knight, John H., 122 Park Road 
Kowalczyk, Francis S., 11 State Street 
Lambert, Paul E., 12 Purcell Drive 
LaPoint, William E., 26 Chamberlain Road 
Laurin, Roland J., 24 Clover Hill Drive 
Legrand, George P., 20 Oak Knoll Avenue 
Linsley, Frank S., 33 Brentwood Road 
Lolos, James S., 16 Kristin Drive 
Macbeth, John D., 3 Clarissa Road 
MacLure, Kenneth R., 87 Crooked Spring Road 
Mahoney, Paul E., 19 Monument Hill Road 
Marr, Roland E., 23 Galloway Road 
McCarthy, Dennis R., 60 Groton Road 
McCusker, James D., 31 Drexell Drive 
McGee, Pauline C, 188 Dalton Road 
McKenzie, David P., 1 Whippletree Road 
McMillan, James N., 2 Larssen Circle 
Mehan, Mary R., 147 Dalton Road 
Merrill, Russell W., 65 Spaulding Road 
Moran, Thomas E., 19 Dennison Road 
Murphy, Patricia A., 39 Evergreen Street 
Newcomb, Roger T., 1 1 McFarlin Road 
Olen, Beatrice V., 4 Bowl Road 
Ortolano, Angelo J., 49 Kensington Drive 
O'Neil, Jr., Peter J., 15 Monument Hill Road 
Palo, Edward A., 3 Canter Road 



Research Associate 

Mech. Design Consult. 

Elec. Design Engr. 

Fuel Oil Dealer 

Gravel Co. Supv. 

Tax Examiner 

Landscaper 

Insurance Agent 

Sales Repr. 

Elec. Sales Repr. 

Keypunch Oper. 

Sales Agent 

Engineer 

Computer Development 

Quality Control Engr. 

Engineer 

Chemical Engr. 

Electr. Engr. 

Controller 

Accounting Supv. 

Engineer 

Qual. Control Mgr. 

Administrator 

Mech. Design Supv. 

Wallboard Inst. 

Adm. & Mgr. 

Engineer 

Invent. Contr. Coord. 

Principal Clerk 

Engineer 

Bank Teller 

Saleslady 

Mech. Design Engr. 

Sales Engineer 

Secretary 

Engineering Spec. 

Exec. Secretary 

Electr. Engr. 

Treasurer 

Electr. Engr. 



Parker, Shirley E., 3 Cortez Street 
Pearlman, Gerald D., 110 Westford Street 
Perkins, Mary E., 10 Clear Street 
Pierce, Edna L., 87 Dalton Road 
Polak, Dorothy E., 28 Carlisle Street 
Poulin, Benoit L., 8 Gallup Drive 
Proulx, Gerard J., 60 Crooked Spring Road 
Quigley, John A., 313 Acton Road 
Reed, Albert R., 32 Billerica Road 
Renson, Ethel M., 28 Warren Avenue 



Bookkeeper & Proofreader 

Mech. Engineer 

Secretary 

Supervisor 

Housewife 

Manager 

Quality Control Engr. 

Instrument Technician 

Draftsman 

Senior Clerk 



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87. Rich, James E., 39 Clarissa Road 

88. Rivet, Daniel O., 40 Princeton Street 

89. Robinson, Orrin J., 110 Hunt Road 

90. Rosenberg, Robert J., 12 Morgan Drive 

91. Sather, Wayne R., 10 Gristone Road 

92. Schroeder, Leonard G., 45 Kensington Drive 

93. Shay, John A., 5 Westchester Road 

94. Shugrue, Charles F., 20 James Street 

95. Simmons, Jean D., 21 St. Nicholas Avenue 

96. Spang, David A., 7 Princess Avenue 

97. Stamp, Victoria M., 15 Delwood Road 

98. Sullivan, Catherine A., 318 Old Westford Road 

99. Sutton, John T., 5 Kristin Drive 

100. Thomas, James M., 112 North Road 

101. Trubey, Bertha E., 200 Dunstable Road 

102. Tyson, John R., 24 Whippletree Road 

103. Varley, Herbert W., 28 Longmeadow Road 

104. Vines, George M., 232 Princeton Street 

105. Welch, Donald M., 55 Spaulding Road 



Export Salesman 

Mfg. Engr. 

Engineer 

Electrical Engr. 

Engineer 

Boiler Maker 

Electrical Engr. 

Telephone Repairman 

Secretary 

Sr. Proj. Engineer 

Assembler & Inspector 

Real Est. Saleswoman 

Design Engineer 

Prod. Control Worker 

Office Worker 

Qual. Control Supv. 

Electronic Engr. 

Technician 

Marketing Svc. Supv. 



1971 JURY LIST 



Name 



Address 



No. 

1. Bacon, Barbara E., 112 Dunstable Road 

2. Boegel, Francys M., 24 Algonquin Road 

3. Burnham, John J., 279 Riverneck Road 

4. Casey, James R., 20 Fletcher Street 

5. Childs, Herbert A., 15 Judith Road 

6. Cicco, Albert J., 6 Longview Drive 

7. Cisler, Edward T., 32 Rainbow Avenue 

8. Curran, John C, 7 Bradford Road 

9. Demers, Joseph C, 146 Main Street 

10. Doole, John T., 33 Sunset Avenue 

11. Ducharme, Joseph L., 182 Westford Street 

12. Emerson, George F., 31 Ruthellen Road 

13. Faires, Jennie N., 11 Berkeley Drive 

14. Farmer, Daniel E., 3 Lauderdale Road 

15. Fetzer, Helen S., 7 Drexel Drive 

16. Fletcher, Edward W., 38 Billerica Road 

17. Flynn, Thomas F., 140 Warren Avenue 

18. Fraser, Harold A., 11 Woodlawn Avenue 

19. Frediani, Olga, 37 Manning Road 

20. Giroux, Dean D., 17 Empire Street 

21. Gosselin, Alfred O., Sr., 184 Tyngsboro Road 

22. Gran, Deborah M., 96 Richardson Road 

23. Greig, Louise M., 11 Hornbeam Hill Road 

24. Herget, Richard M., 215 Mill Road 

25. Hetu, Raymond L., 7 Sonora Drive 

26. Jacobs, Andrew J., 32 Glen Avenue 



Occupation 

Housewife 

Housewife 

Truck Driver 

Truck Driver 

Salesman for Greeting Cards 

Graphic Arts Chief 

Production Control Disp. 

Unemployed 

Construction Superintendent 

Financial Analyst 

Carpenter 

Def. Electronic Products 

Housewife 

Eng. Section Head 

Secretary 

Sheet Metal Worker 

Cable Splicer, N. E. Tel. 

Retired 

Housewife 

Sr. Customer Engineer 

Rec. Packer Shipper 

Clerk, Typist 

Housewife 

Sr. Electrical Engineer 

Accountant 

Custodian 



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Kelly, Eleanor M., 145 Concord Road 
Kinalmaier, George M., 9 Sandra Drive 
Logan, Douglas, Jr., 15 Grace Street 
Marchand, Mildred C, 14 John Street 
Marchildon, Vincent P., 20 Old Stage Road 
McAndrew, Richard T., 44 Boston Road 
McCarthy, Mary E., 4 Fern Street 
McClellan, Sharon-Lee, 138 Tyngsboro Road 
McCormick, John J., 13 Anna Street 
McCourt, Robert F., 8 Churchill Road 
McDonough, John E., 210 Groton Road 
Mcllvenna, Anthony P., 10 Garland Road 
McNally, Mary B., 163 Dalton Road 
McSheehy, Theresa D., 14 Edwards Avenue 
Mersereau, Raymond T., 95 High Street 
Michalides, George, 4 Seventh Avenue 
Milan, Peter A., 8 Walnut Road 
Millard, Donald S., 9 Kensington Drive 
Miller, Charles W., 6 Dominic Drive 
Ohla, William R., 27 Whippletree Road 
Organ, Jayne M., 7 Delwood Road 
Parks, Samuel I., 174 Tyngsboro Road 
Poulin, Erie J., 4 Knob Hill Road 
Plummer, Earl F., Jr., 26 McFarlin Road 
Purdon, John H., Jr., 72 Smith Street 
Reiss, Emmy, 1 1 Meadowbrook Road 
Richard, Normand N., 270 Littleton Road 
Rollins, William, 30 Jordan Road 
Ryan, John J., 14 Dennison Road 
Sargent, Brian J., 8 Marion Street 
Sarkesian, George, 6 Bowl Road 
Scannell, Catherine C, 19 Dalton Road 
Scherig, Charlotte M., 21 Arbutus Avenue 
Scott, John S., Jr., 235 Chelmsford Street 
Seaton, John Curtis, 7 Delmore Drive 
Sheehan, Andrew F., 225 Pine Hill Road 
Smith, James P., 7 Susan Avenue 
Stapleton, Ronald J., 10 Rio Grande Drive 
St. Pierre, Homer C, 258 Groton Road 
Stratis, Nicholas A., 71 Randall Road 
Swimm, Bradford L., 29 Amble Road 



Electrical Assembler 

Electrical Engineer 

Retired 

Housewife 

Truck Company Owner 

Senior Engineer 

Housewife 

Secretary 

Salesman 

Testman 

Automobile Mechanic 

Mechanical Designer 

Housewife 

Housewife 

Checker, Drafting 

Owner, George's Garage 

Draftsman 

Engineer 

Electrician 

Engineering Manager 

Acct's. Receivable Clerk 

Certified Public Acct. 

Manager, Internal Audit 

Tractor Trailer Driver 

Carpet Installation 

Asst. Stock Trader 

Truck Driver 

Unskilled Help 

Technical Sales Representative 

Engineering Associate 

Design Draftsman 

Student on College Level 

Secretary 

Gas Appliance Serv. Man 

Electronic Eng. Assistant 

Machinist 

Press Tender 

Design Engineer 

Machine Operator 

Assoc. Electronics Engineer 

Accountant 



Thomas, Parker A., 38 Needham Street Food Handler 

Thorburn, Brewster A., 26 Carriage Dr. Serv. & Sales Mgr., Pts. Repla. 



Tremblay, Leo John, 15 Singlefoot Road 
Turcotte, James T., 8 Claude Road 
Upton, Donald O., 16 Pleasant Street 
Vincent, Clinton F., 1 1 Fairbanks Road 
Wasgatt, Charles C, 39 Sleigh Road 
Whitmeyer, Ernest N., 3 Purcell Drive 
Withycombe, Edward J., 13 Brook Street 



Mgr. Appl. Dept. Sales 

Chemical Salesman 

Truck Driver 

Lithographer 

Insurance Underwriter 

T. V. Production Manager 

Electronic Engineer 



22 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

WARRANT FOR TOWN MEETING 
February 27. 1971 and March 8, 1971 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, SS. 

To the Constable of the Town of Chelmsford or any other suitable per- 
son of the Town of Chelmsford: 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth aforesaid, you are hereby required 
to notify and warn the inhabitants of said Town who are qualified to vote 
in elections, to meet in their several polling places, viz: 

Precinct 1. McFarlin School All Purpose Room, Chelmsford Center 

Precinct 2. North Elementary School Auditorium 

Precinct 3. Junior High School Band Room Stage 

Precinct 4. East Chelmsford School 

Precinct 5. Byam School, Cafetorium 

Precinct 6. Westlands School Cafeteria 

Precinct 7. North Elementary School Auditorium 

Precinct 8. Senior High School Small Gym 

Precinct 9. South Row School Auditorium 

Precinct 10. South Row School Auditorium 

Precinct 11. Westlands School Cafeteria 

On Saturday, the 27th day of February 1971, at 10:00 o'clock a.m. for 
the following purposes: 

To bring in their votes for the following officers: 

Two Selectmen for three years. 

One Selectmen for two years. 

One Assessor for three years. 

One member of the Board of Health for three years. 

Two members of the School Committee for three years. 

Two members Nashoba Valley Technical High School District for 
three years. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 23 



One Cemetery Commissioner for three years. 

One Park Commissioner for three years. 

One Sinking Fund Commissioner for three years. 

One Sewer Commissioner for three years. 

Two Trustees of Public Libraries for three years. 

Two members Planning Board for five years. 

Four members of the Housing Authority for 5, 4, 2, and 1 year. 

One Constable for three years. 

And to vote on the following question: 

QUESTION: 

To see whether the Town will vote to accept the provisions of Chapter 
32B, Section 7A as amended: "Shall the Town, in addition to the payment 
of fifty per cent of a premium for contributory group life and health in- 
surance for employees in the service of the town and their dependents, pay 
a subsidiary or additional rate?" 

A Fair and Concise Summary Appears Below: 

Acceptance of the provisions of Chapter 32B, Section 7A permits the 
Town to pay more than 50% of the premiums for contributory group life 
and health insurance for Town employees. 

The polls will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and to meet in the 
Chelmsford High School Gymnasium on the Second Monday in March, 
1971, at 7:30 o'clock in the evening, then and there to act upon the follow- 
ing articles, viz: 



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ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

March 8, 1971 

Moderator Daniel J. Coughlin, Jr. called the meeting to order at 7:50 
P.M. He recognized the presence of a quorum and appointed the following 
tellers: 

Paul Bienvenu William Dempster 

Robert O'Brien Robert Sullivan 

Selectman Howard Humphrey waived the reading of the sheriff's re- 
turn of the warrant. 

ARTICLE 1. To hear reports of Town Officers and Committees; or 
act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 1. Mr. Costas Kevghas reported on the consolidation of 
water districts in Chelmsford, recommending cooperation among the dis- 
tricts rather than consolidation. 

Mr. Henry Tucker, Jr. was elected to the Varney Playground commis- 
sion three years. 

ARTICLE 2. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, or 
transfer from available funds, a certain sum of money for the Board of 
Health to obtain engineering services necessary to permit conversion of 
the Town Dump into a modern Sanitary Landfill; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Health 

UNDER ARTICLE 2. Mr. Robert Finnie moved the Town vote to raise and 
appropriate $16,000.00 for engineering services necessary to permit con- 
version of the Town Dump into a modern sanitary land fill. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 3. In the event of an affirmative vote under Article 2, to 
see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, or transfer from avail- 
able funds a certain sum of money for the Board of Health to purchase 
equipment, hire personnel, and erect structures required to begin operating 
the Sanitary Landfill on or about November 1, 1971, or act in relation 
thereto. 

Board of Health 

UNDER ARTICLE 3. Regarding funds for equipment and personnel at the 
proposed dump site, Mr. Finnie moved for dismissal. It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 4. To see if the Town will vote to further amend Section 
25, subtitled, "Job Titles and Standard Rates for Wages and Salaries of the 
Personnel Wage and Salary By-Law", to conform to rates of pay negotiated 
by the Town with certain labor organizations, pursuant to General Laws, 
Chapter 149, Section 178G through 178N, or act in relation thereto: 

Recommended, 1971 



30 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



PERSONNEL BOARD 

Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Wage and Salary Schedule for 1971 



A. ADMINISTRATIVE AND CLERICAL 

1. Veteran's Agent 

2. Clerk, Senior 

3. Clerk 
Town Accountant 
Town Counsel 

Selectmen's Administrative Assistant 
Personnel Board's Recording Clerk 

8. Board of Registrar's Clerk 

9. Clerk 
Planning Board Clerk 



10 



11. Board of Registrars (3 members) 

B. CONSERVATION AND CEMETERY 

1. Cemetery Superintendent 

2. Cemetery Foreman 

3. Moth Superintendent 

4. Laborer, Park & Cemetery 

5. Unskilled Laborer 

6. Park Superintendent 

7. Skilled Forest Workman 

8. Cemetery Equipment Operator 

C. CUSTODIAL 

1. Custodian (Center Hall) 

2. Custodian (Library) 

3. Custodian (Police Department) 

4. Custodian (Fire Department) 

D. LIBRARY 

1. Librarian (in charge of Libraries) 

2. Branch Librarian 

3. Senior Assistant Librarian 

4. Junior Assistant Librarian 

5. Clerk 

6. Page 

E. HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT* 

1. Highway Superintendent 

2. Highway Foreman 

3. Assistant Foreman 

4. Grader Operator 

5. Engineering Equipment Operator 

6. Special Equipment Operator — Cat I 

7. Special Equipment Operator — Cat II 



2,809.00 


p.a. 


5,561.82 


p.a. 


4,709.58 


p.a. 


9,114.65 


p.a. 


500.00 


p.a. 


8,100.00 


p.a. 


2.43 


hr. 


250.00 


p.a. 


2.43 


hr. 


2.43 


hr. 


275.00 


p.a. 


9,284.54 


p.a. 


3.55 


hr. 


450.00 


p.a. 


2.91 


hr. 


1.80 hr. 


8,505.44 


p.a. 


2.38 hr. 


3.43 


hr. 


2.68 hr. 


2.68 hr. 


2.68 


hr. 


160.00 


p.a. 


7,899.12 


p.a. 


3.12 


hr. 


2.69 


hr. 


2.31 


hr. 


2.43 


hr. 


1.80 


hr. 


13,250.00 


p.a. 


4.24 hr. 


3.50 


hr. 


3.88 hr. 


3.72 


hr 


3.23 


hr. 


3.43 


hr. 



ea. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



31 



8. Heavy Vehicle Operator 3.10 hr. 

9. Laborer (Ashes and Waste) 2.98 hr. 

10. Laborer (General) 2.75 hr. 

11. Laborer (Skilled) 2.98 hr. 

12. Painting Machine Operator (when actually employed) 3.24 hr. 

13. Mechanic 3.50 hr. 

*The rates set forth for this department are the current 1970 rates and 

as negotiations are continuing these rates will be amended at the Town 
Meeting. 



F. TOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT* 

1. Chief 

2. Deputy Chief 

3. Captain 

4. Firefighter Regular — Base Pay 

After 1 year 
After 2 years 
After 3 years 



13,250.00 p.a. 

11,481.92 p.a. 

9,726.00 p.a. 

7,576.00 p.a. 

7,973.00 p.a. 

8,322.00 p.a. 

8,726 p.a. 



*The rates set forth for this department are the current 1970 rates and 
as negotiations are continuing these rates will be amended at the Town 
Meeting. 



G. TOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT 

1. Chief 

2. Captain 

3. Sergeant 

4. Patrolman — Base Pay 

After 1 year 
After 2 years 
After 3 years 

5. Matron 

6. Special Police 

7. School Traffic Supervisor 

H. RECREATION 

1. Director 

2. Swimming Director 

3. Swimming Instructor 

4. Playground Director 

5. Playground Supervisor 

6. Playground Instructor 

7. Sports Instructor 

I. MISCELLANEOUS 

1. Animal Inspector 

2. Building Inspector 

3. Gas Inspector 

4. Electric Inspector 

5. Sealer of Weights and Measures 



Minimum 
80.00 wk. 
56.00 wk. 
80.00 wk. 
45.00 wk. 
56.00 wk. 
3.00 hr. 



13,250.00 p.a. 

11,481.92 p.a. 

10,620.14 p.a. 

8,210.76 p.a. 

8,622.04 p.a. 

9,031.20 p.a. 

9,442.48 p.a. 

3.18 hr. 

3.60 hr. 

2.92 hr. 



2,247.00 p.a. 

Maximum 

100.00 wk. 

80.00 wk. 

100.00 wk. 

66.00 wk. 

80.00 wk. 

5.00 hr. 



750.00 p.a. 

2,000.00 p.a. 
4.00 visit 
4.00 visit 

1,000.00 p.a. 



32 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

6. Dog Officer 94.34 wk. 

7. Clock Winder 100.00 p.a. 

UNDER ARTICLE 4. Mr. Peter McHugh, Chairman of the Personnel Board 
moved that the following wage and salary schedule be adopted for the year 
1971: 

A. ADMINISTRATIVE AND CLERICAL 

1. Veteran's Agent 

2. Clerk, Senior 

3. Clerk 

4. Town Accountant 

5. Town Counsel 

6. Selectmen's Administrative Ass't. 

7. Personnel Board's Recording Clerk 

8. Board of Registrar's Clerk 

9. Clerk 

10. Planning Board Clerk 

11. Board of Registrar's (3 members) 

B. CONSERVATION AND CEMETERY 

1. Cemetery Superintendent 

2. Cemetery Foreman 

3. Moth Superintendent 

4. Laborer, Park & Cemetery 

5. Unskilled Laborer 

6. Park Superintendent 

7. Skilled Forest Workman 

8. Cemetery Equipment Operator 

C. CUSTODIAL 

1. Custodian (Center Hall) 

2. Custodian (Library) 

3. Custodian (Police Department) 

4. Custodian (Fire Department) 

D. LIBRARY 

1. Librarian (in charge of Libraries) 

2. Branch Librarian 

3. Senior Assistant Librarian 

4. Junior Assistant Librarian 

5. Clerk 

6. Page 

E. HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 

1. Highway Superintendent 

2. Highway Foreman 

3. Assistant Foreman 

4. Grader Operator 

5. Engineering Equipment Operator 



2,862.00 


p.a. 


5,667.00 


p.a. 


4,798.00 


p.a. 


9,323.00 


p.a. 


500.00 


p.a. 


8,100.00 


p.a. 


2.43 


hr. 


250.00 


p.a. 


2.43 


hr. 


2.43 


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275.00 


p.a. ea. 


9,284.54 


p.a. 


3.55 


hr. 


450.00 


p.a. 


2.91 


hr. 


1.80 


hr. 


8,505.44 


p.a. 


2.38 hr. 


3.43 


hr. 


2.68 hr. 


2.68 hr. 


2.68 hr. 


160.00 


p.a. 


7,899.12 


p.a. 


3.12 


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2.69 


hr. 


2.31 


hr. 


2.43 


hr. 


1.80 hr. 


13,500.00 


p.a. 


4.24 hr. 


3.71 


hr. 


4.11 


hr. 


3.94 hr. 



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6. Special Equipment Operator — Cat I 




3.42 hr. 


7. Special Equipment Operator — Cat II 




3.64 hr. 


8. Heavy Vehicle Operator 




3.29 hr. 


9. Laborer (Ashes & Waste) 




3.16 hr. 


10. Laborer (General) 




2.92 hr. 


11. Laborer (Skilled) 




3.16 hr. 


12. Painting Machine Operator (when actually employed) 3.43 hr. 


13. Mechanic 




3.71 hr. 


F. TOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT 






1. Chief 




13,500.00 p.a. 


2. Deputy Chief 




11,700.00 p.a. 


3. Captain 




10,820.00 p.a. 


4. Firefighter Regular — Base Pay 




8,210.76 p.a. 


After 1 year 




8,622.04 p.a. 


After 2 years 




9,031.20 p.a. 


After 3 years 




9,442.48 p.a. 


G. TOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT 






1. Chief 




13,500.00 p.a. 


2. Captain 




11,700.00 p.a. 


3. Sergeant 




10,820.00 p.a. 


4. Patrolman — Base Pay 




8,210.76 p.a. 


After 1 year 




8,622.04 p.a. 


After 2 years 




9,031.20 p.a. 


After 3 years 




9,442.48 p.a. 


5. Matron 




3.18 hr. 


6. Special Police 




3.60 hr. 


7. School Traffic Supervisor 




2.92 hr. 


H. RECREATION 






1. Director 




2,247.00 p.a. 




Minimum 


Maximum 


2. Swimming Director 


80.00 wk. 


100.00 wk. 


3. Swimming Instructor 


56.00 wk. 


80.00 wk. 


4. Playground Director 


80.00 wk. 


100.00 wk. 


5. Playground Supervisor 


45.00 wk. 


66.00 wk. 


6. Playground Instructor 


56.00 wk. 


80.00 wk. 


7. Sports Instructor 


3.00 hr. 


5.00 hr. 


I. MISCELLANEOUS 






1. Animal Inspector 




750.00 p.a. 


2. Building Inspector 




2,000.00 p.a. 


3. Gas Inspector 




4.00 visit 


4. Electric Inspector 




4.00 visit 


5. Sealer of Weights & Measures 




1,000.00 p.a. 


6. Dog Officer 




94.34 wk. 


7. Clock Winder 




100.00 p.a. 



It was so voted as amended. 



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ARTICLE 5. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
such sums of money as may be required to defray Town Charges for the 
current year retroactive to January 1, 1971; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 5. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the Town raise and 
appropriate the following sums of money to defray Town charges for the 
current year retroactive to January 1, 1971. 



SELECTMEN'S DEPARTMENT 
Salaries: 

1. Chairman 

2. Board Members 

3. Selectmen Adm. Asst. 

4. Labor Relations Advisor 
4a. Junior Clerk 

4b. Clerk (Part time) 



Expenses: 

5. Expenses 

6. Conference Expenses 

7. Outlays 

7a. Out of State Expenses 

Total Selectmen's Department 

ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT 
Salaries: 

8. Accountant 

9. Senior Clerk (2) 

10. Additional Clerk Hire 



Expenses: 

11. Expenses 

12. Outlays 

Total Accounting Department 

TREASURER AND COLLECTOR DEPARTMENT 
Salaries: 

13. Treasurer and Collector 

14. Senior Clerk (4) 

15. Clerk 



Per Annum 
$ 1,500.00 
3,667.00 
8,100.00 
2,000.00 
00.00 
2,000.00 

$ 17,267.00 

$ 3,190.00 

1,500.00 

.200.00 

250.00 

$ 22,407.00 



It was so 
voted 



$ 9,323.00 

11,334.00 

1,620.00 

$ 22,277.00 

$ 850.00 
500.00 

It was so 

$ 23,627.00 voted 



6,510.00 

22,668.00 

4,200.00 



$ 33,378.00 



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Expenses: 

16. Stationery and Postage 

17. Printing, Advertising and Binding 

18. Bonds 

19. Expenses 

20. Outlays 

21. Foreclosing Tax Titles 



3,600.00 
2,500.00 

600.00 
3,300.00 

400.00 
00.00 



Total Treasurer and Collector Department $ 43,778.00 



It was so 
voted 



ASSESSORS DEPARTMENT 
Salaries: 

22. Assessor (Full Time) $ 9,800.00 

23. Board Member 1,415.00 

24. Board Members (Part Time) 5,408.00 

25. Senior Clerk (3) 17,001.00 

26. Clerk 00.00 

27. Clerk (Part Time) 2,500.00 

$ 36,124.00 
Expenses: 

28. Office Expenses, Printing & Advertising $ 1,800.00 

29. Transportation 800.00 

30. Conference Expenses 200.00 

31. Cutting of Maps and New Plans 500.00 

32. Land Court Fees, Registry Deeds, Plans 1,000.00 

33. Outlay 00.00 

Total Assessors Department $ 40,424.00 



It was so 
voted 



TOWN CLERK DEPARTMENT 
Salaries: 

34. Town Clerk 

35. Senior Clerk 

36. Clerk (Part Time) 



Total Town Clerk Department 

REGISTRARS' DEPARTMENT 
Salaries: 

40. Registrars (3) 

41. Ass't. Registrars: Wages & Mileage 



4,100.00 

5,667.00 

00.00 





$ 9,767.00 


Expenses: 




37. Expenses 


$ 3,200.00 


38. Board of Appeals — Variance Rec. Fees 


50.00 


39. Printing By-Law Books 


500.00 



$ 13,517.00 



825.00 
3,000.00 



It was so 
voted 



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42. Clerk 



Expenses: 

43. Printing: Men-Women Directory 

44. Printing: Voters' Lists 

45. Other Expenses 

Total Registrars' Department 

PUBLIC BUILDINGS DEPARTMENT 

46. Salaries of Janitors 

47. Vacation and Sickness 



Expenses: 

48. Fuel, Light and Water 

49. Repairs, Equipment and Expenses 

50. Outlays 

Total Public Buildings Department 

LAW DEPARTMENT 
Salaries: 

51. Town Counsel 

Expenses: 

52. Prosecution and Defense of Lawsuits 

53. Settlement of Claims and Suits 

54. Legal Services 

55. Misc. Exp. Association Dues 

Total Law Department 

MISCELLANEOUS DEPARTMENT 

56. Moderator's Salary 

57. Constable's Salary 

58. Elections (Wages and Expenses) 

59. Board of Appeals — Clerk Hire 

60. Board of Appeals — Expenses 

61. Planning Board — Clerk Hire 

62. Planning Board — Expenses 
62a. Outlay 

63. Planning Board — Consultant 

64. Planning Board — Greater Lowell Plan. Fee. 

65. Personnel Board 

66. Finance Committee 

67. Town Forest Committee 

68. Conservation Commission 

69. Historical Commission 



250.00 



$ 4,075.00 

$ 1,000.00 

450.00 

750.00 

It was so 

$ 6,275.00 voted 



$ 5,600.00 
410.00 



$ 6,010.00 

$ 4,500.00 

4,000.00 

500.00 



It was so 

$ 15,010.00 voted 



$ 500.00 



$ 5,000.00 

5,000.00 

5,000.00 

150.00 

$ 15,650.00 



It was so 
voted 



150.00 

110.00 

7,250.00 

500.00 

1,100.00 

1,300.00 

900.00 

00.00 

1,500.00 

7,805.00* 

300.00 

100.00 

650.00 

5,000.00 

300.00 



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70. Committee to Update Town History 00.00 

71. Home Rule Advisory Committee 100.00 
71a. Town Celebration Committee 500.00 
71b. Library Needs Committee 00.00 
71c. Council on Aging 1,000.00 
71d. Elementary School Needs Committee 00.00 
71e. School Building Comm. (Clerk) 900.00 
71f. School Bldg. Comm. (Out of State Travel) 150.00 
71g. School Building Committee Expenses 1,000.00 

■ It was so 



Total Miscellaneous Department $30,615.00 voted 

At the request of Mr. Richard McDermott, Chairman of the Finance 
Committee, Item No. 64 was excluded from the original total vote which 
was carried in the amount of $22,810. 

Mr. Richard McDermott, Chairman of the Finance Committee then 
asked for reconsideration of Item No. 64, and after considerable discussion 
the requested amount of $7,805.00 was included in the total of the Mis- 
cellaneous Department in the amount of $30,615.00. 

POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Salaries: 

72. Chief $ 13,500.00 

73. Captain 11,700.00 

74. Sergeants (6) 64,920.00 

75. Patrolmen (40) 276,585.00 

76. Special Account 100,923.00 

77. Clerk, Senior 5,667.00 
77a. Clerk (Part Time) 1,300.00 

78. Custodian 2,788.00 





$477,383.00 


Expenses: 




79. Auto Maintenance and Repairs 


$ 8,400.00 


80. Gasoline 


11,000.00 


81. Building Service and Supplies 


4,055.00 


82. Communication Service 


5,922.00 


83. Uniforms 


5,550.00 


84. Chief's Out of State Expense 


150.00 


85. Other Expenses 


4,000.00 


86. Outlays 


2,300.00 


87. Equipment and Supplies for Men 


2,500.00 


87a. Education, Out of State 


1,100.00 



It was sa 
Total Police Department $522,360.00 voted 

FIRE DEPARTMENT 
Salaries: 
88. Chief $ 13,500.00 



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89. Deputy Chief 

90. Officers 

91. Regular Firemen 

92. Substitutes 

93. Call Firefighters 

94. Labor at Fires and Emergencies 

95. Janitors 

96. Clerk Hire 



Expenses: 

97. Maintenance of Fire Alarm System 

98. Fuel, Light, Water and Telephone 

99. Automobile and Radio Repairs and Service 

100. Building Repairs and Maintenance 

101. Equipment, Supplies for Men, Stations 

102. Office Expenses 

103. Outlays 

104. Clothing Allowance 

105. Out of State 

106. Stabilization Fund (Equipment) 



Total Fire Department 



11,700.00 

43,280.00 

376,358.00 

56,398.00 

00.00 

13,750.00 

80.00 

3,800.00 

$518,866.00 

$ 2,000.00 
8,000.00 
4,600.00 
1,500.00 
3,800.00 

350.00 
1,350.00 
2,250.00 

400.00 
10,000.00 

$553,116.00 



It was so 
voted 



HYDRANT SERVICE DEPARTMENT 

107. Center District $ 32,160.00 

108. North District 8,000.00 

109. East District 4,300.00 

110. South District 3,680.00 

Total Hydrant Service Department $ 48,140.00 



It was so 
voted 



SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 
111. Salary 

Total Sealer of Weights and Measures 



$ 1,000.00 

It was so 

$ 1,000.00 voted 



TREE WARDEN'S DEPARTMENT 
Salaries: 

112. Tree Warden 

113. Fees 



Expenses: 

114. Other Expenses 

115. Outlay 

Total Tree Warden's Department 



$ 800.00 
4,000.00 

$ 4,800.00 

$ 6,000.00 
300.00 

It was so 

$ 11,100.00 voted 



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— It was so 

$ 2,450.00 voted 



MOTH DEPARTMENT 
Salaries: 

116. Superintendent $ 450.00 
Expenses: 

117. Expenses 2,000.00 

Total Moth Department 

DUTCH ELM CONTROL DEPARTMENT 
Salaries: 

118. Superintendent $ 800.00 
Expenses: 

119. Expenses 4,000.00 

Total Dutch Elm Control Department 
POISON IVY CONTROL DEPARTMENT 

120. Expenses 

Total Poison Ivy Department 

MOSQUITO CONTROL DEPARTMENT 
Salaries: 

121. Superintendent 

122. Wages of Laborers 
Expenses: 

123. Expenses 



— It was so 

$ 4,800.00 voted 



00.00 



00.00 



00.00 
00.00 

00.00 



It was so 

$ 4,925.00 voted 



$ 2,000.00 

4,000.00 

400.00 



Total Mosquito Control Department 00.00 

DOG OFFICER DEPARTMENT 

124. Salary - Dog Officer $ 4,925.00 

Total Dog Officer Department 

BUILDING INSPECTOR'S DEPARTMENT 

125. Inspector's Salary 

126. Inspector's Fees 

127. Inspector's Expenses 

Total Building Inspector's Department 

WIRING INSPECTOR'S DEPARTMENT 

128. Inspector's Fees 

129. Expenses 

Total Wiring Inspector's Department 

GAS PIPING AND FIXTURES INSPECTOR 

130. Fees $ 2,000.00 



It was so 

$ 6,400.00 voted 



$ 4,000.00 
100.00 



It was so 

$ 4,100.00 voted 



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It was so 



131. Expenses 75.00 

Total Gas Piping and Fixtures Inspector $ 2,075.00 voted 

ANIMAL INSPECTOR'S DEPARTMENT 

132. Inspector's Salary $ 750.00 







It was so 


Total Animal Inspector's Department 


$ 


750.00 voted 


CIVILIAN DEFENSE DEPARTMENT 






133. Expenses 


$ 


800.00 


134. Outlays 




1,500.00 
It was so 



Total Civilian Defense Department 

HEALTH AND SANITATION DEPARTMENT 
Salaries: 

135. Chairman 

136. Board Members 

137. Director of Public Health 

138. Senior Clerk and Laboratory Assistant 

139. Senior School Nurse 

140. Junior School Nurses 

141. Slaughtering Inspector 

142. Plumbing Inspector — Fees and Trans. 

143. Physicians 

144. Vacation and Sickness Account 

145. Professional Services 

146. Vision, Hearing Testing Program 



Expenses: 

147. Quarantine and Contagious Diseases 

Testing Immunization 

Care of Premature Children 

Collection of Garbage 

Mosquito Control Study 

Transportation, Directors 

Laboratory Supplies 

154. Vision and Hearing Testing Program 

155. Other Expenses 

156. Professional Services 



148. 
149. 
150. 
151. 
152. 
153. 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 
Salaries: 

157. Superintendent 

158. Secretary 



$ 2,300.00 voted 



300.00 

528.00 

12,000.00 

5,667.00 

00.00 

00.00 

00.00 

4,000.00 

1,000.00 

1,000.00 

00.00 

00.00 



$ 24,495.00 

$ 3,000.00 

600.00 

500.00 

46,800.00 

750.00 

750.00 

200.00 

00.00 

800.00 

3,000.00 



Total Health and Sanitation Department $ 80,895.00 



It was so 
voted 



$ 13,500.00 
5,877.00 



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159. Engineer's Fees 


4,500.00 




$ 23,877.00 


Expenses: 




160. Gas and Oil for Equipment 


$ 9,000.00 


161. Fuel, Light and Water 


3,500.00 


162. Telephone and Office Supplies 


1,000.00 


163. Street Signs 


2,000.00 


164. Miscellaneous Expenses 


1,500.00 


165. Waste Collection 


124,000.00 


166. Maintenance and Repair to Garage 


500.00 


167. Outlays 


00.00 


Highways, Bridges and Drainage: 




168. Highway Materials 


$ 40,000.00 


169. Misc. Equipment and Small Tools 


1,400.00 


170. Stabilization Fund, Equipment 


10,000.00 


171. Machinery Hire — Other 


1,000.00 


172. Labor — Men 


156,000.00 


173. Vacations and Sickness 


21,000.00 


174. Labor — Overtime 


5,000.00 


174a. Radio Outlay and Equipment 


1,650.00 


174b. Radio Repairs and Services 


540.00 


Road Machinery Account: 




175. Repairs 


$ 16,000.00 


176. Snow and Ice Removal 


180,000.00 


177. Highways, Bridges & Drainage Const. 


20,000.00 


178. Chapter 90, Maintenance 


6,000.00 


179. Sidewalks 


5,000.00 




It was so 


Total Highway Department 


$628,967.00 voted 


STREET LIGHTING 




180. Street Lighting 


$ 41,120.00 




It was so 



Total Street Lighting 



$ 41,120.00 voted 



Motion for adjournment came at 11:00 P.M. until Monday, March 15, 
1971, 7:30 P.M. in the High School Gymnasium. 



DANIEL J. COUGHLIN, 
Town Moderator 



CHARLOTTE P. DeWOLF, 
Town Clerk 



42 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

ADJOURNED ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 
March 15. 1971 

Moderator Daniel J. Coughlin, Jr. called the meeting to order at 7:46 
P.M., recognizing the presence of a quorum. 

The following tellers were appointed: 
William Dempster James B. Donohoe 

Paul Bienvenu Donald Ennis 

Terrence O'Rourke 

UNDER ARTICLE 5 (Con't.) 

VETERANS' BENEFITS DEPARTMENT 

181. Salary of Veterans' Agent $ 2,862.00 

182. Expenses 200.00 

183. Cash and Material Grants 60,000.00 



Total Veterans' Benefits Department $ 63,062.00 

SEWER COMMISSION DEPARTMENT 

183a. Professional Fee $ 7,500.00 

183b. Expenses 500.00 



Total Sewer Commission Department $ 8,000.00 

Mr. Robert M. Sexton moved to amend Article 5 as follows: 

Line item 185-12 to $ 157,766 

Line item 186-21 to $ 143,345 

Line item 187-22 to $ 377,760 

Line item 188-23 to $4,298,810 

Line item 189-24 to $ 144,193 

Line item 190-25 to $ 111,458 

Line item 192-27 to $ 205,986 

Line item 197-33 to $ 479,537 

Line item 202a-41 to $ 299,851 

Line item 202b-42-45 to $ 176,397 

After defeat of Items 185 & 186 the Finance Committee requested that 
Mr. Sexton withdraw his motion which he refused to do. Then Mr. Hilliard 
moved for adjournment which the Moderator refused to consider because 
a motion was on the floor. Mr. Sexton then' withdrew his motion so that Mr. 
Hilliard's motion to adjourn until Monday evening, March 22, 1971 at 7:30 
P.M. could be considered. It was so voted. 

Meeting adjourned at 11:03 P.M. 

DANIEL J. COUGHLIN, CHARLOTTE P. DeWOLF, 

Town Moderator Town Clerk 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 43 

ADJOURNED ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 
March 22, 1971 

Moderator Daniel J. Coughlin called the adjourned Town Meeting to 
order at 7:45 P.M., recognizing the presence of a quorum. He announced 
that the business of the evening would begin with the School Budget, 
Items 184-202i. Chairman Gerald J. Lannan read the Town Counsel's opin- 
ion regarding votes on schools and regional schools. The Moderator then 
recognized Mr. Robert M. Sexton who had withdrawn his motion at the 
previous Town Meeting in order that the Moderator entertain a motion to 
adjourn which was voted. Mr. Sexton then moved to amend Article 5 Sec- 
tion concerning the School Department by substituting the amount of $6,- 
882,204.00. This motion failed. 

Chairman Richard T. McDermott of the Finance Committee moved 
that the sum of $7,059,858.00 be raised and appropriated for the School 
Budget covering Items No. 184-202L 

A hand vote was taken: YES 430; NO 271. Motion carried. 

UNDER ARTICLE 5 (Con't.) 

SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 

184. School Committee 

185. Superintendent's Office 

186. Coordinators 

187. Principals 

188. Teaching 

189. Textbooks 

190. Library 

191. Audio-Visual 

192. Guidance 

193. Work-Study 

194. Psychological Services 

195. Educational Television 

196. Health Services 

197. Pupil Transportation 

198. Food Services 

199. Athletics 

200. Other Student Activities 

201. Driver Education 

202. Health Education 
202a. Custodial 
202b. Utilities 

202c. Maintenance — Grounds 
202d. Maintenance — Buildings 
202e. Maintenance — Equipment 
202f. Acquisition of Equipment 
202g. Adult Education 



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202h. Civic Activities 

202i. Vocational 

Total School Department 
Minus Federal Funds 
Net to be Appropriated 

Tellers were: 
Paul Bienvenu 
Henrick Johnson 



$7,296,858.00 

237,000.00 

7,059,858.00 



Robert Sullivan 
William Dempster 



LIBRARY DEPARTMENT 
Salaries: 

203. Librarians 

204. Branch Librarian 

205. Assistant Librarians & Library Clerks 

206. Library Aides 

207. Custodian & Security 

208. Vacation and Sickness 

Expenses: 

209. Repair & Maintenance of Buildings 

210. Fuel, Light and Water 

211. Books and Periodicals 

212. Other Expenses 

213. Outlays 

Total Library Department 

PARK DEPARTMENT 

216. Labor 

217. Expenses 

218. Outlays 

218a. Recreation Field Maintenance Labor 
218b. Recreation Field Maintenance Expense 

Total Park Department 

VARNEY PLAYGROUND 

219. Labor 

220. Expenses 

221. Outlays 

Total Varney Playground 

EDWARDS MEMORIAL BEACH 

222. Labor 

223. Expenses 

224. Outlays 



7,899.00 
6,536.00 
51,000.00 
2,230.00 
7,000.00 
750.00 



$ 1,000.00 

5,500.00 

25,000.00 

5,500.00 

1,600.00 

$114,015.00 



$ 9,035.00 

2,750.00 

1,740.00 

500.00 

350.00 

$ 14,375.00 



$ 2,500.00 
1,000.00 
4,000.00 

$ 7,500.00 



00.00 

500.00 

00.00 



Total Edwards Memorial Beach 



$ 500.00 



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UNCLASSIFIED DEPARTMENTS 

225. Town & Finance Committee Reports $ 6,529.00 

226. Workmen's Compensation Claims 00.00 

227. Expenses for Memorial Day 1,500.00 

228. Expenses for Town Clock 500.00 

229. Development & Industrial Commission 1,700.00 

230. Disabled Veterans Quarters 00.00 

231. Ambulance Service 6,000.00 
231a. Veteran Pension Claim 3,850.00 



Interest: 



Total Unclassified Departments $ 20,079.00 

INSURANCE DEPARTMENT 

232. Prop. Liab. & All Types of Insurance $ 97,500.00 

233. Chapter 32B Insurance — Employees 99,000.00 
233a. Police Professional Liability 1,850.00 



Total Insurance Department $198,350.00 

DEBT AND INTEREST 
Maturing Debt: 

234. North School Loan $ 20,000.00 

235. Center School Loan 00.00 

236. High School Loan No. 1 50,000.00 

237. High School Loan No. 2 85,000.00 

238. Highway Garage Loan 5,000.00 

239. Boston Road Elementary School Loan 50,000.00 

240. Addition to High School 50,000.00 

241. Junior High School Loan 110,000.00 

242. Pine Ridge Equipment 00.00 

243. Westland School Loan and 

244. Harrington School Loan (Richardson Rd.) 160,000.00 

245. Byam School Loan (Maple Rd.) 105,000.00 



$635,000.00 



246. North School Loan $ 510.00 

247. Center School Loan 00.00 

248. High School Loan No. 1 11,375.00 

249. High School Loan No. 2 20,400.00 

250. Highway Garage Loan 765.00 

251. Anticipation of Revenue and 

Reimbursement Loans 45,000.00 

252. Boston Road Elementary School Loan 16,625.00 

253. Addition to High School 2,430.00 

254. Junior High School 47,450.00 

255. Pine Ridge Equipment 00.00 

256. Westland School and 

257. Harrington School (Richardson Rd.) 116,100.00 



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258. Byam School (Maple Road) 118,200.00 

Total Debt and Interest $1,013,855.00 

CEMETERY DEPARTMENT 
Salaries: 

259. Commissioners (3) $ 300.00 

260. Superintendent 9,285.00 

261. General Labor 17,575.00 

262. Special Labor for Lot Owners 700.00 
Expenses: 

263. Interments and Liners $ 3,800.00 

264. Repairs to Equipment 1,500.00 

265. Transportation — Superintendent 250.00 

266. Expenses 3,860.00 

267. Outlays 860.00 

268. Town Clerk — Salary 250.00 

269. Town Clerk — Expenses 50.00 

270. Beautification — Perpetual Care Area 00.00 

271. Out of State Expenses 100.00 

272. Restore Forefather's & Hart Pond Cemetery 00.00 

Total Cemetery Department $ 38,530.00 

RECREATION COMMISSION 

273. Salaries, Directors & Ass'ts., Youth $ 11,790.00 

274. Expenses, Youth 31,221.00 

275. Out of State Expenses 150.00 

276. Outlay 2,880.00 

Total Recreation Commission $ 46,041.00 

NASHOBA VALLEY TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 

Mr. Thomas Markham moved that the sum of $204,073.00 be raised and 
appropriated for the Nashoba Valley Technical High School District. 
It was so voted. 

Chairman Edward Marshall of the School Committee moved for recon- 
sideration of the School Budget. 
The motion was defeated. 



TOTAL BUDGET 



$10,914,039.00 



ARTICLE 6. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen 
to act as its agent in any suit or suits which may arise during the current 
year; with authority to settle and adjust claims or demands for or against 
the Town; and to employ counsel whenever in their judgment it is neces- 
sary; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 



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UNDER ARTICLE 6. Mr. Eugene Doody moved that the Town vote to 
authorize the Selectmen to act as its agent in any suit or suits which may 
arise during the current year; with authority to settle and adjust claims or 
demands for or against the Town; and to employ counsel whenever in 
their judgment it is necessary. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 7. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Treasurer, 
with the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow money from time to time in 
anticipation of the revenue for the financial year beginning January 1, 1971 
and January 1, 1972, in accordance with the provisions of the General Laws, 
Chapter 44, Section 4, and to renew any note or notes as may be given for 
a period of less than one year, in accordance with the provisions of General 
Laws, Chapter 44, Section 17, or act in relation thereto. 

Town Treasurer 

UNDER ARTICLE 7. Mrs. Charlotte DeWolf moved the Town vote to au- 
thorize the Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow mon- 
ey from time to time in anticipation of the revenue for the financial year 
beginning January 1, 1971 and January 1, 1972, in accordance with the pro- 
visions of the General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 4, and to renew any note 
or notes as may be given for a period of less than one year, in accordance 
with the provisions of General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 17. 
It was so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 8. To see if the Town will vote to request the Department 
of Corporations and Taxation, Division of Accounts of the Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts to make an audit of all accounts in all departments in the 
Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, or act in relation thereto. 

Town Treasurer 

UNDER ARTICLE 8. Mrs. Charlotte DeWolf moved the Town vote to re- 
quest the Department of Corporations and Taxation, Division of Accounts 
of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to make an audit of all accounts 
in all departments in the Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 9. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a 
sufficient sum of money with which to meet bills for previous years; or 
act in relation thereto. 

Town Treasurer 

UNDER ARTICLE 9. Mr. Howard Humphrey moved the Town vote to 
raise and appropriate the sum of $1,202.12 with which to meet bills for 
previous years. 

It was so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 10. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a 
certain sum of money to pay the Treasurer of the Middlesex County Re- 



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tirement System, the said amount being the Town's share of the pension, 
expense, and military service funds; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 10. Mr. Gerald Lannan moved the Town vote to raise 
and appropriate the sum of $145,242.50 to pay the Treasurer of the Middle- 
sex County Retirement System, the said amount being the Town's share 
of the pension, expense, and military service funds. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 11. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of $25,000.00 or some other sum to be used as a Reserve Fund at 
the discretion of the Finance Committee, as provided in General Laws, 
Chapter 40, Section 6; or act in relation thereto. 

Finance Committee 

UNDER ARTICLE 11. Mr. Richard McDermott moved and Mr. Arnaud 
Blackadar, Town Accountant amended that the Town vote to raise $15,- 
996.07 and transfer $9,003.93 to be used as a Reserve Fund at the discre- 
tion of the Finance Committee, as provided in General Laws, Chapter 40, 
Section 6. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 12. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
or transfer from available funds the sum of Seventy-Four Thousand ($74,- 
000.00) Dollars for the purpose of making improvements at Beaver Brook 
from River Meadow Brook to Littleton Road, and in accordance with rec- 
ommendations received from the Massachusetts Department of Public 
Works and Camp, Dresser & McKee, Consulting Engineers, and based on a 
Report on Flood Control, and explained as Stage 1, of report dated Novem- 
ber 16, 1970; such work to be under the supervision of the Massachusetts 
Department of Public Works, Division of Waterways; total cost of which is 
estimated to be One Hundred Forty-Eight Thousand ($148,000.00) Dollars, 
with the state to contribute its share of Seventy-Four Thousand ($74,- 
000.00), and that authorization to disburse the town's share shall be under 
the jurisdiction of the Board of Selectmen; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 12. Mr. Gerald Lannan moved the Town vote to raise 
and appropriate or transfer from available funds the sum of $74,000.00 for 
the purpose of making improvements at Beaver Brook from River Meadow 
Brook to Littleton Road, and in accordance with recommendations received 
from the Massachusetts Department of Public Works and Camp Dresser & 
McKee, Consulting Engineers, and based on a report on Flood Control, and 
explained as State 1, of report dated November 16, 1970; such work to be 
under the supervision of the Massachusetts Department of Public Works, 
Division of Waterways; total cost of which is estimated to be $148,000.00, 
with the state to contribute its share of $74,000.00 and that authorization 
to disburse the Town's share shall be under the jurisdiction of the Board of 



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Selectmen. 

This motion was defeated. 

ARTICLE 13. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Personnel 
By-Law under Section 8, increases within the rate range, to add a chap- 
ter, Longevity, to read as follows: 

1. Longevity increment shall be granted to each full-time employee 
at the completion of each five years full-time employment. 

2. The increment shall be 3% of the base pay in effect at the com- 
pletion of five years of full-time employment; 6% of the base pay 
in effect at the completion of ten years of full-time employment; 
9% of the base pay in effect at the completion of fifteen years of 
full-time employment; 12% of the base pay in effect at the com- 
pletion of twenty years of full-time employment; 15% of the base 

pay in effect at the completion of twenty-five years of full-time 
employment. Then maximum increment shall be received at the 
completion of twenty-five years of employment. 

3. The Longevity increment shall in no way be considered as part of 
the salary rate for Civil Service purposes. 

4. The Longevity increment shall be included for all applicable pur- 
poses in determining any and all rights under the Middlesex Coun- 
ty Retirement Fund. 

By Petition 

UNDER ARTICLE 13. Regarding Longevity pay for Town employees, Mr. 
Nicholas Mazzoni moved for dismissal. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 14. To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 14, of 
the Personnel, Wage and Salary Administration By-Law by deleting Para- 
graph b and c and inserting in their place the following: 

"b. Employees who have been continuously employed for less than 
five years but more than one year, shall be granted two weeks vaca- 
tion with pay. 

c. Employees who have been continuously employed for less than 
ten years but more than five years shall be granted three weeks vaca- 
tion with pay. 

Employees who have been continuously employed for more than ten 
years shall be granted four weeks vacation with pay." 

This amendment shall be applicable to all employees covered by this 
By-Law, including those employees represented by a Labor organization; 
or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 14. Mr. Howard Humphrey moved the Town vote to 
amend Section 14, of the Personnel, Wage and Salary Administration By- 



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Law by deleting Paragraph b and c and inserting in their place the follow- 
ing: 

"b. Employees who have been continuously employed for less than 
five years but more than one year, shall be granted two weeks vaca- 
tion with pay. 

c. Employees who have been continuously employed for less than 
ten years but more than five years shall be granted three weeks vaca- 
tion with pay. 

Employees who have been continuously employed for more than ten 
years shall be granted four weeks vacation with pay." 

This amendment shall be applicable to all employees covered by this 
By-Law, including those employees represented by a Labor organization. 
A hand vote was taken: YES 256 NO 236 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 15. To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 16 of the 
Personnel and Salary Classification Plan by deleting the present Section 16 
and substituting thereto the following: 

Section 16. 

"All permanent employees of the Town regardless of their length of 
service will earn ten days sick leave per year. At the end of the calen- 
dar year, each employee may carry over unused sick leave balance so 
that 120 days may accrue. All employees who are absent because of 
sickness for a period exceeding 3 working days or 3 consecutive tours 
of duty shall present a doctor's certificate to the department head 
upon return in order to receive payment for sick leave." 

This amendment shall be applicable to all employees covered by this 
By-Law including those employees represented by a labor organization; or 
act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 15. Regarding increased accruement of sick leave, Mr. 
Howard Humphrey moved for dismissal. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 16. To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 26 of the 
Personnel and Salary Classification Plan by adding thereto the following: 

"c. All full time permanent employees covered by this plan shall be 
entitled to leave without loss of pay not to exceed one (1) day in order 
to attend the funeral of the employees, Father-in-Law, Mother-in-Law, 
Sister-in-Law or Brother-in-Law. Such leave shall not be deducted 
from any vacation time to which the employee may be entitled." 

This Amendment shall be applicable to all employees covered by this 
By-Law, including those employees represented by a Labor organization; or 
act in relation thereto. 

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UNDER ARTICLE 16: Mr. Eugene Doody moved the Town vote to amend 
Section 26 of the Personnel and Salary Classification Plan by adding there- 
to the following: 

"c. All full time permanent employees covered by this plan shall be 
entitled to leave without loss of pay not to exceed one (1) day in order 
to attend the funeral of the employees, Father-in-Law, Mother-in-Law, 
Sister-in-Law, or Brother-in-Law. Such leave shall not be deducted 
from any vacation time to which the employee may be entitled." 

This Amendment shall be applicable to all employees covered by this 
By-Law, including those employees represented by a Labor organization. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 17. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a 
certain sum of money for the purpose of purchasing five (5) new 1971 four- 
door Sedans, to be used by the Police Department, said purchase to be 
made under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen; or act in relation 
thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 17. Mr. Gerald Lannan moved the Town vote to raise 
and appropriate $10,633.00 for the purchase of five (5) new 1971 four-door 
Sedans, to be used by the Police Department, said purchase to be made 
under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 18. In the event of an affirmative vote under the above ar- 
ticle to see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
sell by good and sufficient bill of sale, two (2) 1969 and three (3) 1970 Po- 
lice Cruisers now being used by the Police Department, or act in relation 
thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 18. Mr. Gerald Lannan moved the Town vote to author- 
ize the Board of Selectmen to sell by good and sufficient bill of sale, two 
(2) 1969 and three (3) 1970 Police Cruisers now being used by the Police 
Department. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 19. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or 
transfer from available funds in the Treasury, a sum of money for Chapter 
90 Construction; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 19. Mr. Howard Humphrey moved the Town vote to 
transfer from available funds in the Treasury, $57,400.00 for Chapter 90 
Construction. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 20. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or 



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transfer from available funds, a certain sum of money for the purchase of 
One Pickup Truck for the Highway Department, such purchase to be made 
under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 20. Mr. Eugene Doody moved the Town vote to raise 
and appropriate from available funds the sum of $2,387.28 for the purchase 
of One Pickup Truck for the Highway Department, such purchase to be 
made under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 21. In the event of an affirmative vote under Article 20, 
to see if the Town will authorize the Selectmen to sell by good and suf- 
ficient Bill of Sale, one Pickup Truck being used by the Highway Depart- 
ment; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 21. Mr. Eugene Doody moved the Town authorize the 
Selectmen to sell by good and sufficient Bill of Sale, one Pickup Truck be- 
ing used by the Highway Department. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 22. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or 
transfer from available funds a certain sum of money for the Purchase of 
Two Truck Chassis (for waste collection) for the Highway Department, 
such purchase to be made under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen; 
or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 22. Mr. Gerald Lannan moved the Town vote to raise 
and appropriate the sum of $16,344.00 for the purchase of Two Truck Chas- 
sis (for waste collection) for the Highway Department, such purchase to be 
made under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 23. In the event of an affirmative vote under Article 22, 
to see if the Town will authorize the Selectmen to sell by good and suffi- 
cient Bill of Sale, two Waste Collection Trucks being used by the Highway 
Department; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 23. Mr. Gerald Lannan moved the Town authorize the 
Selectmen to sell by good and sufficient Bill of Sale, two Waste Collection 
Trucks being used by the Highway Department. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 24. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or 
transfer from available funds a certain sum of money for the purchase of 
two Packer Bodies (for waste collections) for the Highway Department, 



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such purchase to be made under the supervision of the Board of Select- 
men; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 24. Mr. Eugene Doody moved the Town vote to raise 
and appropriate the sum of $12,540.00 for the purchase of two Packer Bod- 
ies (for waste collections) for the Highway Department, such purchase to 
be made under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 25. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or 
transfer from available funds, a certain sum of money for the purchase of 
One Sweeper Broom for the Highway Department, such purchase to be 
made under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen; or act in relation 
thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 25. Mr. Howard Humphrey moved the Town vote to 
raise and appropriate the sum of $15,835.00 for the purchase of One Sweep- 
er Broom for the Highway Department, such purchase to be made under 
the supervision of the Board of Selectmen. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 26. In the event of an affirmative vote under Article 25, to 
see if the Town will authorize the Selectmen to sell by good and sufficient 
Bill of Sale, One Sweeper Broom being used by the Highway Department; 
or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 26. Mr. Howard Humphrey moved the Town authorize 
the Selectmen to sell by good and sufficient Bill of Sale, One Sweep- 
er Broom being used by the Highway Department. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 27. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or 
transfer from available funds, a certain sum of money for the purchase of 
one Truck Chassis for the Highway Department, such purchase to be made 
under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 27. Mr. Gerald Lannan moved the Town vote to raise 
and appropriate the sum of $7,335.00 for the purchase of one Truck Chassis 
for the Highway Department, such purchase to be made under the super- 
vision of the Board of Selectmen. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 28. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen 
to sell by good and sufficient Bill of Sale one 1954 Unit Shovel with Back- 
hoe Attachment now owned by the Highway Department; or act in relation 



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thereto. 

Highway Department 

UNDER ARTICLE 28. Mr. Eugene Doody moved the Town vote to author- 
ize the Selectmen to sell by good and sufficient Bill of Sale one 1954 Unit 
Shovel with Backhoe Attachment now owned by the Highway Department. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 29. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen 
to sell by good and sufficient Bill of Sale one 1954 Schertzer Trailer now 
owned by the Highway Department; or act in relation thereto. 

Highway Department 

UNDER ARTICLE 29. Mr. Eugene Doody moved the Town vote to author- 
ize the Selectmen to sell by good and sufficient Bill of Sale one 1954 
Schertzer Trailer now owned by the Highway Department. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 30. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen 
to sell by good and sufficient Bill of Sale one 1950 Truck Chassis and Body 
now owned by the Highway Department; or act in relation thereto. 

Highway Department 

UNDER ARTICLE 30. Mr. Eugene Doody moved the Town vote to author- 
ize the Selectmen to sell by good and sufficient Bill of Sale one 1950 Truck 
Chassis and Body now owned by the Highway Department. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 31. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from available 
funds a certain sum of money, said sum to be utilized by the Board of Se- 
lectmen in the construction of an addition to the Highway Department ga- 
rage; or act in relation thereto. 

Highway Department 

UNDER ARTICLE 31. Mr. Howard Humphrey moved the Town vote to 
transfer from available funds the sum of $10,000.00, said sum to be util- 
ized by the Board of Selectmen in the construction of an addition to the 
Highway Department garage. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 32. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or 
transfer from available funds in the Treasury, a certain sum of money for 
the installation of a flashing yellow light with sign attached to read 
"School Buses Entering Ahead" to be installed on Acton Road near the By- 
am School; or act in relation thereto. 

Highway Department 

UNDER ARTICLE 32. Mr. Gerald Lannan moved the Town vote to raise 
and appropriate the sum of $2,000.00 for the installation of a flashing yel- 



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low light with sign attached to read "School Buses Entering Ahead" to be 
installed on Acton Road near the Byam School. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 33. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or 
transfer from available funds, a certain sum of money for the purchase of 
a Pumping Engine for the Fire Department, said purchase to be made un- 
der the supervision of the Board of Selectmen; or act in relation thereto. 

Fire Department 

UNDER ARTICLE 33. Mr. Fred Reid moved the Town vote to raise and 
appropriate $47,200.00 for the purchase of a Pumping Engine for the Fire 
Department, said purchase to be made under the supervision of the Board 
of Selectmen. 

It was so voted, 

ARTICLE 33a. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
from available funds, a certain sum of money for the purchase of one 
Spreader for the Highway Department, such purchase to be made under 
the supervision of the Board of Selectmen; or act in relation thereto. 

Highway Department 

UNDER ARTICLE 33a. Mr. Eugene Doody moved the Town vote to raise 
and appropriate from available funds, the sum of $2,649.00 for the purchase 
of one Spreader for the Highway Department, such purchase to be made 
under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 33b. In the event of an affirmative vote under Article 33a 
to see if the Town will authorize the Selectmen to sell by good and suf- 
ficient Bill of Sale, One Truck and Sander being used by the Highway De- 
partment; or act in relation thereto. 

Highway Department 

UNDER ARTICLE 33b. Mr. Eugene Doody moved the Town authorize the 
Selectmen to sell by good and sufficient Bill of Sale, One Truck and San- 
der being used by the Highway Department. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 34. To see if the Town will vote to change the name of that 
portion of Clover Hill Drive off of Westford Street to a dead end, to Clover 
Hill North Drive, or act in relation thereto. 

Planning Board 

UNDER ARTICLE 34. Regarding change of name of Portion of Clover Hill 
Drive, Mr. Edward Bunker moved for dismissal. 
It was so voted. 



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ARTICLE 35. To see if the Town will vote to change the name of that 
portion of Old Stage Road running from Parker Road to a dead end at the 
power lines, to Old Stage North Road, or act in relation thereto. 

Planning Board 

UNDER ARTICLE 35. Regarding change of name of Old Stage Road (por- 
tion) Mr. Edward Bunker moved for dismissal. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 36. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Chelmsford 
Zoning By-Laws of the Town of Chelmsford by revising Section V, Use and 
Intensity Regulation to change Apartment House from an authorized use 
with a special permit (designated A in the schedule) to an excluded or pro- 
hibited use (designated or in the schedule) in the RC, CB, and CD Dis- 
tricts, or act in relation thereto. 

Planning Board 

UNDER ARTICLE 36. Mr. Edward Bunker moved the Town vote to amend 
the Chelmsford Zoning By-Laws of the Town of Chelmsford by revising 
Section V, Use and Intensity Regulation to change Apartment House from 
an authorized use with a special permit (designated A in the schedule) to 
an excluded or prohibited use (designated or in the schedule) in the RD, 
CB, and CD Districts. 

It was so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 37. To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 10.2.1 of 
the Zoning By-Law entitled Earth Removal by deleting the present section 
and inserting the following: The application shall be accompanied by a plan 
of land, showing existing grade area of fill, area of cut, and area to be left 
as natural ground done by registered civil engineers and surveyors in the 
area from which above material is to be removed and in surrounding areas. 
After operation is completed, applicant shall again have registered civil 
engineers and surveyors show plan of land with cross section, and finished 
grades. At this time the Town Engineer with the Building Inspector will 
check out final plan of land. During the removal operation the Board of 
Appeals shall designate how often the Building Inspector shall make peri- 
odic inspections. Bench marks shall be on both plans of land. The plans of 
land should be sent to the building inspector. 

Planning Board 

UNDER ARTICLE 37. Mr. Edward Bunker moved the Town vote to amend 
Section 10.2.1 of the Zoning By-Law entitled "Earth Removal" by deleting 
the present section and inserting the following: The application shall be 
accompanied by a plan of land, showing existing grade area of fill, area of 
cut, and area to be left as natural ground, done by a registered civil engi- 
neer and surveyor in the area from which above material is to be removed 
and in surrounding areas. After operation is completed, applicant shall 
again have registered civil engineers and surveyors show plan of land with 
cross section, and finished grades. At this time, the Town engineer with 



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the Building Inspector will check out final plan of land. During the remov- 
al operation the Board of Appeals shall designate how often the Building 
Inspector shall make periodic inspections. Bench marks shall be on both 
plans of land. The plans of land should be sent to the building inspector. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 38. To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 10.4.2 of 
the Zoning By-Law by deleting the present section and inserting the fol- 
lowing: All boulders larger than y 2 cubic yard and all tree trunks and 
brush accumulation shall be removed, or buried, before continuing. 

Planning Board 

UNDER ARTICLE 38. Mr. Edward Bunker moved the Town vote to amend 
Section 10.4.2 of the Zoning By-Law by deleting the present section and in- 
serting the following: All boulders larger than y 2 cubic yard and all tree 
trunks and brush accumulation shall be removed or buried, before continu- 
ing. 

Motion defeated. 

ARTICLE 39. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Chelmsford 
Zoning By-Laws as follows: To change from General Residence RB to Com- 
mercial CB District the following described parcel of land: 47 acres bound- 
ed by Littleton Road, Hunt Road, Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the 
Town of Chelmsford. 

PARCEL ONE 

Beginning at a point at the most southwesterly corner of the granted 
premises at the intersection of Hunt Road and Littleton Road (Route 110); 
thence turning and running North 71 degrees 51' 30" East by the Northerly 
line of said Littleton Road 878, 82 feet to an iron pipe at land conveyed by 
said Grantors to James S. Emanouil, et ux; thence turning and running 
North 11 degrees 41' 50" West, 200 feet by said James S. Emanouil land to 
an iron pipe at a corner; thence turning and running North 71 degrees 08' 
10" East 222.26 feet still by said James S. Emanouil land to an iron pipe at a 
corner; thence turning and running South 19 degrees 39' 42" East still by 
said James S. Emanouil land 200 feet to an iron pipe on the northerly side 
of said Littleton Road; thence turning and running Easterly by the Norther- 
ly line of said road 1190 feet more or less to a stone wall at land now or 
formerly of Frederick Russell; thence turning and running Northwesterly, 
Northeasterly, Northwesterly, Southwesterly and Northwesterly following 
the stone wall by five (5) courses, by said Russell land, 1190 feet more or 
less to land of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts being new Route 495; 
thence turning and running South 53 degrees 5' 25" West by said Common- 
wealth land 1351.25 feet to land now or formerly of Leroy Dutton, et ux; 
thence turning and running Southwesterly by said Dutton land 150 feet to 
land now or formerly of Peter Emanouil; thence turning and running South- 
easterly by said Emanouil land 287.5 feet to a corner; thence turning and 
running Southwesterly still by said Emanouil land 62.5 feet to a corner; 
thence turning and running Southwesterly but more Westerly by said 



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Emanouil land 75 feet to a corner at land of Christy Emanouil, et ux; thence 
turning and running Southerly by said Christy Emanouil land 225 feet to a 
corner; thence turning and running Westerly still by said Christy Emanouil 
land 262.5 feet to the Easterly line of Hunt Road; thence turning and run- 
ning Southerly by the Easterly line of said Hunt Road 393.75 feet to the 
point of beginning. 

Said premises as described are shown as Lot 193 containing 47.74 
acres on a plan, entitled "Plan of Land in Chelmsford, Mass., owned by Ste- 
fanos Emanouil subdivided by Harold J. Nicholson, scale 1 inch equals 40 
feet," which plan is to be recorded at the Middlesex Registry No. of Deeds 
at Lowell. 

The consideration for this conveyance being other than monetary, no 
documentary stamps are hereto attached. 

For reference to title, see deed dated July 1, 1953 from Antonios Kare- 
felis, et ux to said Grantors and is recorded at the Middlesex North Regis- 
try of Deeds at Lowell, Book 1232, page 209. 

PARCEL TWO 

Beginning at point on the Northwesterly side of new Route 495, at the 
Southwesterly corner of the granted permises; thence turning and running 
North 53 degrees 5' 35" East by land of the Commonwealth of Massachu- 
setts 888 feet to land now or formerly of Leroy E. Dutton; thence turning 
and running Northwesterly following a stone wall by three courses, 115 
feet, 75 feet and 230 feet to a corner; thence turning and following the 
stone wall Westerly 62.5 feet to a corner; thence turning and running 
Southwesterly still by said stone wall and said Dutton land, 800 feet to a 
corner; thence turning and running Southerly still by said stone wall 225 
feet, more or less, to the point of beginning. 

Containing 6.61 acres and being shown as Lot 193B on the Plan on file 
at the office of the Board of Assessors, of the Town of Chelmsford, Town 
Hall, Chelmsford, Massachusetts. 

Planning Board 

UNDER ARTICLE 39. Concerning change in zoning By-Law, 47 acres on 
Littleton Road, Hunt Road — Mr. Edward Bunker moved for dismissal. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 40. To see if the Town will vote to change the zoning clas- 
sification of the following described parcel of land from IA (Limited Indus- 
trial) District to RM (Apartment Residence) District. 

Being a lot of land located on the southerly side of Riverneck Road in 
Chelmsford, Mass. bounded and described as follows: 

Beginning at a point on the southeasterly side of Riverneck Road 
which point is 58.43 feet Northeasterly of land of Laverty; 

Thence N. 77 degrees 08' 06" E, 200.00 feet still by Skelton land to a 
point; 



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Thence S. 17 degrees 48' 32" E, 520.00 feet by land of Philpot, Widen, 
Westover and Steele to a point; 

Thence S. 69 degrees 22' 23" SW, 562.98 feet by land of B. E. E. & R. 
Realty Trust to a point; 

Thence S. 77 degrees 08' 06" W, 364.60 feet still by said B. E. E. & R. 
Realty Trust land to a point; 

Thence N. 5 degrees 38' 36" W, 638.84 feet to a point on the South- 
easterly side Of Riverneck Road; 

Thence N. 53 degrees 12' 03" E, 196.97 feet by Riverneck Road to a 
stone bound; 

Thence still by said Road Easterly and Southerly by a curved line at a 
radius of 506.11 feet, a length of 201.85 feet to a stone bound; 

Thence N. 76 degrees 03' 06" E, 50.54 feet still by said road to a stone 
bound; 

Thence Easterly and Northerly by a curved line at a radius of 466.42 
feet, a length of 175.95 feet by said road to the point of beginning. 

Said lot containing 13.20 acres. 

Planning Board 

UNDER ARTICLE 40. Regarding Mr. Edward Bunker's motion on zoning 
change on Riverneck Road. 
This motion was defeated. 

Mr. Gerald Lannan moved for adjournment at 11:15 P.M., until Monday 
evening, March 29, 1971 at 7:30 P.M. in the High School Gymnasium. 

DANIEL J. COUGHLIN, CHARLOTTE P. DeWOLF, 

Town Moderator Town Clerk 

ADJOURNED ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 
March 29, 1971 

Moderator Daniel J. Coughlin, Jr. called the adjourned annual Town 
Meeting to order at 7:30 P.M., recognizing the presence of a quorum. 

The following tellers were appointed: 
Robert Sullivan Paul Bienvenu Michael Devine 

ARTICLE 41. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Chelmsford 
Zoning By-laws by the following: 

SWIMMING POOL FENCING 

1. Delete the first paragraph of Section XII and insert the following: 
12.1 Every outdoor swimming pool shall be completely surround- 
ed at all times, whether or not the same shall be filled with water, 
by a fence or wall not less than four feet in height, unless the pool 



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wall itself is four feet or more above grade at all points. 

2. Delete the second paragraph and insert the following: 

12.1.2 Every such fence or wall shall be so constructed as not to 
have openings, holes or gaps larger than 2 inches in a horizontal 
dimension and 4 inches in the vertical dimension except that the 4 
inches may not be in a horizontal position except for doors, gates, 
and except for picket fences in such case, however, the gaps be- 
tween pickets shall not exceed 4 inches. 

12.2.2 All ladders used to gain access to above ground pools, 
whether they are self-retractable, swing-up type or portable shall 
be properly placed so as not to allow entrance by small children 
when the swimming pool is not in use. No permanent ladders may 
be attached to above ground pools on the outside unless the pool 
is surrounded by a separate fence as specified above, or act in re- 
lation thereto. 

Planning Board 

UNDER ARTICLE 41. Mr. Edward Bunker moved the Town vote to amend 
the Chelmsford Zoning By-Laws by the following: 

SWIMMING POOL FENCING 

1. Delete the first paragraph of Section XII and insert the following: 

12.1.1 Every outdoor swimming pool shall be completely sur- 
rounded at all times, whether or not the same shall be filled with 
water, by a fence or wall not less than four feet in height, unless 
the pool wall itself is four feet or more above grade at all points. 

2. Delete the second paragraph and insert the following: 

12.1.2 Every such fence, wall, door or gate shall be so construct- 
ed as not to have openings, holes or gaps larger than 2 inches in a 
horizontal dimension and 4 inches in the vertical dimension except 
that the 4 inches may not be in a horizontal position and except 
for picket fences in such case, however, the gaps between pickets 
shall not exceed 4 inches. The wire sizes for all fences or doors 
fabricated with wire mesh shall not be less than No. 16 wire. 
12.2.2 All ladders used to gain access to above ground pools, 
whether they are self-retractable, swing-up type or portable shall 
be properly placed so as not to allow entrance by small children 
when the swimming pool is not in use. No permanent ladders may 
be attached to above ground pools on the outside unless the pool 
is surrounded by a separate fence as specified above. 

It was so voted, as amended. 

ARTICLE 42. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or 
transfer from available funds a certain sum to be used in establishing an 
annual "clean up" day during which trash and accumulated waste which is 
not acceptable in the weekly trash collection will be picked up by 
the Highway Department. Said day to be determined by the Board of Se- 
lectmen and the Highway Department; or act in relation thereto. 

Planning Board 



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UNDER ARTICLE 42. Mr. Edward Bunker moved that the Town vote to 
raise and appropriate $5,300.00 to be used in establishing an annual "clean 
up" day and other clean up civic projects during which trash and accumu- 
lated waste which is not acceptable in the weekly trash collection will be 
picked up by the Highway Department. Said day to be determined by the 
Board of Selectmen and the Highway Department. 
It was so voted, as amended. 

ARTICLE 43. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a 
certain sum of money for the purpose of defraying the costs of printing 
and preparing copies of the Assessors 1971 Tax Books to be placed in the 
Adams and MacKay libraries in conformance with the vote of the Town at 
the 1969 annual town meeting; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Assessors 

UNDER ARTICLE 43. Mr. Charles House moved the Town vote to raise 
and appropriate the sum of $300.00 for the purpose of defraying the costs 
of printing and preparing copies of the Assessors 1971 Tax Books to be 
placed in the Adams and MacKay libraries in conformance with the vote of 
the Town at the 1969 annual town meeting. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 44. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or 
transfer from available funds a certain sum of money to the Conservation 
Fund to be used for Conservation purposes in accordance with Mass. Gen- 
eral Laws, Chap. 132A, Section 11, and Mass. General Laws Chap. 40, Sec- 
tion 8C as amended, said sum to be used to purchase the land bounded 
and described as follows: land containing 22 acres, more or less, located on 
the westerly side of Susan Ave. in Chelmsford and being land now or for- 
merly owned by Herbert L. and Lillian B. French; or act in relation thereto. 

Conservation Commission 

UNDER ARTICLE 44. In regard to funds for purchase of land on Susan 
Avenue to be used for Conservation purposes, Mr. Edward Polubinski 
moved for dismissal. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 45. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or 
transfer from available funds a certain sum of money for application to the 
Conservation Fund; or act in relation thereto. 

Conservation Commission 

UNDER ARTICLE 45. Mr. Edward Polubinski moved the Town vote to 
raise and appropriate $10,000.00 for application to the Conservation Fund. 

A hand vote was taken: YES 122 NO 86 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 46. To see if the Town will vote to amend the By-laws re- 
lating to the use of Chelmsford Conservation Reservations by adding Sec- 



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tion 9 described as follows: No person shall carry or discharge firearms, 
except duly authorized law enforcement personnel; or act in relation 
thereto. 

Conservation Commission 

UNDER ARTICLE 46. Mr. Edward Polubinski moved the Town vote to 
amend the By-Laws relating to the use of Chelmsford Conservation Reser- 
vations by adding Section 9 described as follows: No person shall carry or 
discharge firearms except duly authorized law enforcement personnel. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 47. To see if the Town will vote to amend the By-laws re- 
lating to the use of Chelmsford Conservation Reservations by adding Sec- 
tion 10 described as follows: To ban the use of all forms of motorized ve- 
hicles except those authorized by the Conservation Commission or those 
used by the Police and/ or Fire Department; or act in relation thereto. 

Conservation Commission 

UNDER ARTICLE 47. Mr. Edward Polubinski moved the Town vote to 
amend the By-Laws relating to the use of Chelmsford Conservation Reser- 
vations by adding Section 10 described as follows: To ban the use of all 
forms of motorized vehicles except those authorized by the Conservation 
Commission or those used by the Police and/or Fire Department. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 48. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or 
transfer from available funds the sum of $800.00 for the use of the Chelms- 
ford Housing Authority; or act in relation thereto. 

Chelmsford Housing Authority 

UNDER ARTICLE 48. Mr. Claude A. Harvey moved the Town vote to raise 
and appropriate the sum of $800.00 for the use of the Chelmsford Housing 
Authority. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 49. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or 
transfer from available funds, a certain sum of money to be used for the 
purchasing and installing of a suitable living memorial; namely a fountain 
with a bronze plaque, suitably inscribed, and to be located at the center 
common, directly behind the stone entry-way at the south end of the com- 
mon; such memorial to honor living and deceased veterans of the Korean 
and Viet Nam Wars, and to be purchased under the supervision of 
the Study Committee for Memorials to be planned for Korean and Vietnam 
War Veterans; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 49. Mr. Howard Humphrey moved the Town vote to 
raise and appropriate the sum of $5,000.00 to be used for the purchasing 
and installing of a suitable living memorial; namely a fountain with a 



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bronze plaque, suitably inscribed, and to be located at the center common, 
directly behind the stone entry-way at the south end of the common; such 
memorial to honor living and deceased veterans of the Korean and Viet 
Nam Wars, and to be purchased under the supervision of the Study Com- 
mittee for memorials to be planned for Korean and Vietnam War Veterans. 
Motion defeated. 

ARTICLE 50. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of $1,036.00 to cover the cost of tree planting in Central Square 
and Boston Road, said planting having been done without calling for bids 
according to Town By-law; or act in relation thereto. 

Town Accountant 

UNDER ARTICLE 50. Regarding tree planting in Central Square and Bos- 
ton Road, Mr. Arnaud Blackadar moved for dismissal. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 51. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of 
Health to appoint, for a period of one year, a Mosquito Control Study Com- 
mittee chartered to investigate and explore various methods of mosquito 
control and advise the town as to appropriate action, or act in rela- 
tion thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 51. Mr. Robert Finnie moved the Town vote to author- 
ize the Board of Health to appoint, for a period of one year, a Mos- 
quito Control Study Committee chartered to investigate and explore vari- 
ous methods of mosquito control and advise the town as to appropriate 
action. 

Motion defeated. 

Mr. Richard McDermott moved for reconsideration of the above which 
was voted. 

Article again defeated. 

ARTICLE 52. In the event of an affirmative vote under Article 51, to 
see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from available 
funds a sum of $1,000.00 to be added to the Board of Health Budget for use 
by the Mosquito Control Study Committee prior to the 1972 annual Town 
meeting, or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 52. Regarding funds for Mosquito Control Study, Chair 
ruled no action necessary due to action under Article 51. 

ARTICLE 53. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of $1,036.00 to cover the cost of tree planting in Central Square 
and Boston Road; said planting having been done without calling for bids 
according to Town by-law, or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 53. Mr. Myles Hogan moved the Town vote to raise and 



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appropriate the sum of $1,036.00 to cover the cost of tree planting in Cen- 
tral Square and Boston Road; said planting having been done without call- 
ing for bids according to Town By-law. 

Mr. Gerald Lannan moved that article be amended to state that proj- 
ect should be completed subject to the approval of the Board of Selectmen. 
It was so voted. 

Mr. Joseph Gutwein moved to reconsider Article 49. 
Motion defeated. 

ARTICLE 54. To see if the Town will vote the following: 
"That the Town of Chelmsford Agree to participate in The Great- 
er Lowell Business Development Corporation (Chapter 777, the Com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts, 1970) according to Section 20 of the Act 
Creating the Greater Lowell Business Development Corporation." 

UNDER ARTICLE 54. Mr. Gerald Lannan moved the Town vote the fol- 
lowing: 

"That the Town of Chelmsford agrees to participate in the Greater 
Lowell Business Development Corporation (Chapter 777, the Common- 
wealth of Massachusetts, 1970) according to Section 20 of the Act Cre- 
ating the Greater Lowell Business Development Corporation." 
Motion defeated. 

ARTICLE 55. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the School 
Committee, in accordance with General Laws, Chapter 71, Section 37, as 
amended by Chapter 362 of the Acts of 1970, to make expenditures, from 
funds appropriated for school purposes, for the employment of legal coun- 
sel for the general purposes of the Committee. 

UNDER ARTICLE 55. Regarding expenditures of funds appropriated for 
school purposes, Mr. Edward Marshall moved for dismissal. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 56. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to enter into and negotiate with a Transportation Company for 
Bus Service for the Town of Chelmsford and Lowell Areas if it is concluded 
by the Board of Selectmen that such service would be to the best interest 
of the Town; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 56. Mr. Eugene Doody moved the Town vote to author- 
ize the Board of Selectmen to enter into and negotiate with a Transporta- 
tion Company for Bus Service for the Town of Chelmsford and Lowell Are- 
as if it is concluded by the Board of Selectmen that such service would be 
to the best interest of the Town. 
It was so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 57. In the event of an affirmative vote under the preced- 
ing article, to see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer 



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from available funds a certain sum, said sum to be utilized by the Board of 
Selectmen as the Town's assessment for bus service for the year May 13, 
1971 thru May 12, 1972; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 57. Mr. Eugene Doody moved the Town vote to raise 
and appropriate the sum of $20,000.00, said sum to be utilized by the Board 
of Selectmen as the Town's assessment for bus service for the period May 
13, 1971 through December 31, 1971. 
It was so voted. 

Mr. Richard McDermott moved for reconsideration of Article 54. 
Motion defeated. 

ARTICLE 58. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from the sale of 
lots and graves a certain sum of money for the purpose of building, repair- 
ing and hot topping roads in Pine Ridge and Riverside cemeteries or act in 
relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 58. Mr. Frank Hardy moved the Town vote to transfer 
from the sale of lots and graves the sum of $3,000.00 for the purpose of 
building, repairing and hot topping roads in Pine Ridge and Riverside cem- 
eteries. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 59. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from the per- 
petual care interest account to the perpetual care beautification account a 
certain sum of money; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 59. Mr. Frank Hardy moved the town vote to transfer 
from the perpetual care interest account to the perpetual care beautifica- 
tion account the sum of $5,000.00. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 60. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or 
transfer from available funds a certain sum of money for the installation 
of a chain link fence on one side of Fairview cemetery, approximately two 
hundred and fifty feet. Also a chain link gate for Pine Ridge cemetery; or 
act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 60. Mr. Frank Hardy moved the Town vote to raise and 
appropriate $800.00 for the installation of a chain link fence on one side of 
Fairview cemetery, approximately two hundred and fifty feet. Also a chain 
link gate for Pine Ridge cemetery. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 61. To see if the Town will vote to renew the lease to the 
Chelmsford Historical Society, Inc. for the annual rental of One and 00/100 
(1.00) Dollars and for a period of Five (5) years, the Old Schoolhouse - ad- 
jacent to the Forefathers Cemetery, known as the Hearse House - together 



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with the land on which it stands, and sufficient land to assure access to the 
building from Westford St., - to serve the educational and cultural pur- 
poses of the aforesaid society; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 61. Mr. Harold J. Davis moved the Town vote to renew 
the lease to the Chelmsford Historical Society, Inc. for the annual rental of 
$1.00 and for a period of Five (5) years, the Old Schoolhouse — adjacent to 
the Forefathers' Cemetery known as the Hearse House — together with 
the land on which it stands, and sufficient land to assure access to the 
building from Westford St., to serve the educational and cultural purposes 
of the aforesaid society. 

This motion was defeated. 

ARTICLE 62. To see if the Town will vote to support proposed reve- 
nue-sharing programs which will be before the 92nd United States Con- 
gress (1971) for the purpose of acquiring additional, needed revenues to 
assist in alleviating demands currently imposed on local property taxes, 
and to inform the entire Massachusetts congressional delegation of this 
positive action by town meeting members, or take any other action rela- 
tive thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 62. Mr. Howard Humphrey moved the Town vote to 
support proposed revenue-sharing programs which will be before the 92nd 
United States Congress (1971) for the purpose of acquiring additional, 
needed revenues to assist in alleviating demands currently imposed on lo- 
cal property taxes, and to inform the entire Massachusetts Congressional 
Delegation of this positive action by Town Meeting Members. 

After considerable discussion on the above, Mr. Howard Humphrey 
moved for dismissal. 

It was so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 63. To see if the Town will vote to repeal the so-called 'Dog 
Leash Law' adopted under Article 50 of the Annual Town Meeting of March 
27, 1967, including the position of full-time Dog Officer; or act in relation 
thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 63. Mr. Peter Dulchinos moved the Town vote to re- 
peal the so-called "Dog Leash Law" adopted under Article 50 of the An- 
nual Town Meeting of March 27, 1967, including the position of full-time 
Dog Officer. 

Mr. Robert E. Howe's motion to substitute the word "amend" for "re- 
peal" was passed. 

Mr. Carl Seidel's amendment regarding fines was passed to be incor- 
porated in the by-law by adding to Section 4 as follows: 

Whoever violates any provision of this by-law shall be punished by a 
fine of $10.00 for the first offense and $20.00 for each successive offense 
to be levied on all dog owners whose dogs are picked up by the dog officer. 



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The fines shall be used to support a more efficient dog officer. 
Mr. Dulchinos' motion was voted as amended. 

ARTICLE 64. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the neces- 
sary funds to have the East Chelmsford Fire Station manned on a perma- 
nent basis; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 64. Regarding funds for manning East Chelmsford Fire 
Station, Mr. Timothy O'Connor moved for dismissal. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 65. To see if the Town will vote to accept the following 
mentioned streets, as laid out by the Board of Selectmen, and shown by 
their reports and plans duly filed in the Office of the Town Clerk, and to 
raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds a certain sum 
of money for the purpose of reconstructing the following-mentioned 
streets; or act in relation thereto. 

Bonanza Road, Burning Tree Lane, Cathy Road, Clydesdale Road, Com- 
manche Circle, Crabapple Lane, Drew Circle, Eldorado Road, Essex 
Place, Green Valley Drive, Longspur Road, Mcintosh Road, Pennock 
Road, Sierra Drive, Smokerise Drive, Stonehill Road Extension, Thom- 
as Drive, Varney Avenue. 
Providing all construction of same meets with the requirements of the 
Board of Selectmen, and subject to the withholding of any remaining bonds 
until such requirements have been met. 

UNDER ARTICLE 65. Mr. Gerald Lannan moved the Town vote to accept 
the following mentioned streets, as laid out by the Board of Selectmen, and 
shown by their reports and plans duly filed in the Office of the Town Clerk. 
Bonanza Road, Burning Tree Lane, Cathy Road, Clydesdale Road, Com- 
manche Circle, Crabapple Lane, Drew Circle, Eldorado Road, Essex 
Place, Green Valley Drive, Longspur Road, Mcintosh Road, Pennock 
Road, Sierra Drive, Smokerise Drive, Stonehill Road Extension, Thom- 
as Drive, Varney Avenue. 

Providing all construction of same meets with the requirements of the 
Board of Selectmen, and subject to the withholding of any remaining bonds 
until such requirements have been met. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 66. To see if the Town will vote to instruct the Board of 
Assessors to issue the sum of Three Hundred Thousand ($300,000.) Dollars 
or some lesser sum from Free Cash in the Treasury for the reduction of the 
1971 tax rate; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 66. Mr. Richard McDermott moved the Town vote to 
instruct the Board of Assessors to issue the sum of $250,000.00 from Free 
Cash in the Treasury for the reduction of the 1971 tax rate. 
It was so voted. 



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AND YOU ARE DIRECTED to service this Warrant by posting attest- 
ed copies thereof at the McFarlin School All Purpose Room, Chelmsford 
Center; North Elementary School Auditorium; Junior High School Band 
Room; East Chelmsford School; Byam School, Cafetorium; Westlands 
School Cafeteria; North Elementary School Auditorium; Senior High School 
Gym, Small; South Row School Auditorium; South Row School Auditorium; 
Westlands School Cafeteria, seven days at least, before the time appointed 
for holding the meeting aforesaid. 

HEREOF FAIL NOT and make return of the Warrant with your doings 
thereon to the Town Clerk at the time and place of holding this meeting 
aforesaid. 

GIVEN UNDER OUR HANDS this Sixteenth day of February, 1971. 

HOWARD E. HUMPHREY 
GERALD J. LANNAN 
EUGENE J. DOODY 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, SS. February 18, 1971 

Pursuant to the within Warrant, I have notified and warned the inhabi- 
tants of the Town of Chelmsford by Posting up attested copies of the same 
at the following places, wit; 

McFarlin School All Purpose Room, Chelmsford Center; North Elemen- 
tary School Auditorium; Junior High School Band Room; East Chelmsford 
School; Byam School, Cafetorium; Westlands School Cafeteria; North Ele- 
mentary School Auditorium; Senior High School Gym, Small; South Row 
School Auditorium; South Row School Auditorium; Westlands School Cafe- 
teria, seven days at least, before the time appointed for holding the meet- 
ing aforesaid. 

WILLIAM E. SPENCE 
Constable of Chelmsford 

A True copy, Attest: 

WILLIAM E. SPENCE 
Constable of Chelmsford 

Mr. Howard Humphrey moved for adjournment at 9:45 P.M. 

TOTAL WARRANT $11,247,638.97 TRANSFERS $334,403.93 

DANIEL J. COUGHLIN, JR. CHARLOTTE P. DeWOLF 

Town Moderator Town Clerk 



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WARRANT FOR SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

June 28, 1971 
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, SS. 

To the Constable, or any other suitable person of the Town of Chelms- 
ford. 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth aforesaid, you are hereby request- 
ed to notify and warn the legal voters of the Town of Chelmsford to meet 
in the High School Gymnasium at Chelmsford, on the 28th day of June, 
1971, at 7:30 p.m., then and there to act upon the following articles, viz: 

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
June 28. 1971 

Moderator Daniel J. Coughlin, Jr. called the meeting to order in the 
High School Gymnasium at 7:52 P.M., recognizing the presence of a quor- 
um of three hundred voters. 

The following tellers were appointed: 
James Sullivan 
Peter Pedulla 
Lee Smith 
Michael Devine 
William Thompson 

ARTICLE 1. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from sur- 
plus funds the sum of Fifteen Thousand Five Hundred ($15,500.00) Dollars 
for the purpose of paying the Town's share of cost of Chapter 32B Insur- 
ance for Town Employees, or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 1. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the town vote to 
transfer from surplus funds the sum of Fifteen Thousand Five Hundred 
($15,500.00) Dollars for the purpose of paying the town's share of cost of 
Chapter 32B Insurance for Town Employees. 
It was so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 2. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from surplus 
funds a certain sum of money for the purpose of paying interest costs for 
anticipation of revenue and reimbursement loans, or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 2. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the town vote to 
transfer from surplus funds the sum of Twenty-three Thousand ($23,000) 



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Dollars for the purpose of paying interest costs for anticipation of revenue 
and reimbursement loans. 

It was so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 3. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from sur- 
plus funds a certain sum of money for conducting the census according to 
the provisions of Chapter 9, Section 7; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 3. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the town vote to 
transfer from surplus funds the sum of Four Thousand One Hundred Fifty 
($4,150) Dollars for conducting the census according to the provisions of 
Chapter 9, Section 7. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 4. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from surplus 
funds the sum of Five Thousand ($5,000.00) Dollars for site engineering 
and appraisal of the land and buildings in Central Square, at the corner of 
Billerica Road, owned by Eustace B. and Nancy Fiske, or act in relation 
thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 4. Mr. Bradford O. Emerson moved that the town vote 
to transfer from surplus funds the sum of Five Thousand ($5,000) Dollars 
for site engineering and appraisal of the land and buildings in Central 
Square, at the corner of Billerica Road, owned by Eustace B. and Nancy 
Fiske. 

Mr. Roger Boyd moved for dismissal. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 5. To see if the Town will vote to hold a Revolutionary War 
Bicentennial Celebration, or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 5. Mrs. Margaret E. Mills moved that the town vote to 
hold a Revolutionary War Bicentennial Celebration. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 6. To see if the Town will vote to appoint a committee for 
the purpose of making preliminary plans for the observance of the Revolu- 
tionary War Bicentennial in Chelmsford; and to see if the Town will vote to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen to appoint such committee, or act in re- 
lation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 6. Mrs. Margaret E. Mills moved that the town vote to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen to appoint a committee for the purpose 
of making preliminary plans for the observance of the Revolutionary War 
Bicentennial Celebration. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 7. To see if the Town will petition the General Court to en- 



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act legislation authorizing the Town to appropriate money annually, from 
and including the year nineteen hundred and seventy-one to and including 
the year nineteen hundred and seventy-six for the celebration of the 200th 
Anniversary of the American Revolution; and to establish in the town 
treasury a special fund in which shall be deposited such sums as may be 
appropriated by the town for said celebration, and any and all such sums 
received by the town treasurer shall be kept separate and apart from all 
other funds of the town and the principal and interest thereof may, from 
time to time, be expended for the purposes of the celebration by and upon 
the authorization of the Board of Selectmen, and any surplus remaining in 
said special fund after said celebration is concluded shall be transferred by 
said treasurer into the treasury of the town. 

UNDER ARTICLE 7. Mrs. Margaret E. Mills moved that the town vote to 
petition the General Court to enact legislation authorizing the Town to ap- 
propriate money annually, from and including the year nineteen hundred 
and seventy-one to and including the year nineteen hundred and seventy- 
six for the celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the American Revolu- 
tion; and to establish in the town treasury a special fund in which shall be 
deposited such sums as may be appropriated by the town for said celebra- 
tion, and any and all such sums received by the town treasurer shall be 
kept separate and apart from all other funds of the town and the principal 
and interest thereof may, from time to time, be expended for the purposes 
of the celebration by and upon the authorization of the Board of Selectmen, 
and any surplus remaining in said special fund after said celebration is con- 
cluded shall be transferred by said treasurer into the treasury of the town. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 8. To see if the Town will vote to rescind action taken in 
December 1970 changing the Election Day to the Saturday preceding the 
first Monday in March, or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 8. Mrs. Dorothy G. Borrows moved that the town vote 
to rescind action taken in December 7, 1970 changing the election day to 
the Saturday preceding the first Monday in March. 

A hand vote was taken: YES 431 NO 7 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 9. In the event of an affirmative vote under the above ar- 
ticle to see if the Town will vote to return the Annual Election date to the 
first Monday in March, or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 9. Mrs. Dorothy G. Borrows moved that the town vote 
to return the annual election date to the first Monday in March. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 10. To see if the Town will vote to divide Precinct No. 8 as 
follows: 



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Beginning at the Overpass on Westford Street where it crosses Route 
495, and running along the center line of Westford Street to the Westford 
Town Line. Everyone living on the West side of Westford Street shall be- 
come Precinct 12. All those living on the Easterly side of Westford Street 
as far as Old Westford Road shall remain in Precinct 8; or act in relation 
thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 10. Mrs. Dorothy G. Borrows moved that the town vote 
to divide Precinct No. 8 as follows: Beginning at the Overpass on Westford 
Street where it crosses Route 495, and running along the center line of 
Westford Street to the Westford Town Line. Everyone living on the west 
side of Westford Street shall become Precinct 12. All those living on the 
easterly side of Westford Street as far as Old Westford Road shall remain 
in Precinct 8. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 11. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to negotiate and enter into a contract with officials of the City 
of Lowell for use of the Lowell Incinerator for Disposal of Waste Collec- 
tions from the Town of Chelmsford, or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 11. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the town vote to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen to negotiate and enter into a contract 
with officials of the City of Lowell for use of the Lowell Incinerator for 
Disposal of Waste Collections from the Town of Chelmsford, to include 
cancellation date. (See Article No. 18) 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 12. In the event of an affirmative vote under the preceding 
article, to see if the Town will vote to transfer from surplus funds the sum 
of Fifty Thousand ($50,000.00) Dollars for payment to the City of Lowell for 
use of the Lowell Incinerator until December 31, 1971 for Disposal of 
Waste Collections from the Town of Chelmsford, or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 12. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the town vote to 
transfer from surplus funds the sum of Fifty Thousand ($50,000.00) Dollars 
for payment to the City of Lowell for use of the Lowell Incinerator until 
December 31, 1971 for Waste Collections from the Town of Chelmsford. 
It was so voted as amended. 

ARTICLE 13. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from surplus 
funds a certain sum of money for use for Waste Collections by the High- 
way Department, or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 13. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the town vote to 
transfer from surplus funds the sum of ($12,465.00) Twelve thousand four 
hundred sixty-five and 00-100 Dollars for use for waste collections by the 
Highway Department. 
It was so voted. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 73 

ARTICLE 14. To see if the Town will vote to authorize transferring 
title of a certain parcel of land off Richardson Road to the Chelms- 
ford Hockey Association, or its nominee, of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, to 
wit: 

DESCRIPTION OF LAND: 

A certain parcel of land situated Westerly of the Old North Chelms- 
ford Road, so-called, now Richardson Road, but not bounded immedi- 
ately on said road, containing Six (6) Acres, more or less, and thus 
bounded: Easterly by a wood road running Northwesterly and South- 
westerly of land of Spalding, now or formerly; thence Northerly by a 
Town road; thence Westerly by land of Dailey, now or formerly; and 
thence Southerly by a wood road at land of Spalding, now or formerly. 
Said transfer of title to also include any structures thereon with title 
to revert to the Town of Chelmsford upon the abandonment of such 
use by the Chelmsford Hockey Association, or its nominee, or act in 
relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 14. Mr. Donald J. Cleary moved that the town vote to 
authorize the transfer of title of a certain parcel of land off Richardson 
Road to the Chelmsford Hockey Association, or its nominee, of Chelms- 
ford, Massachusetts, to wit: 

DESCRIPTION OF LAND: 

A certain parcel of land situated westerly of the Old North Chelms- 
ford Road, so called, now Richardson Road, but not bounded immedi- 
ately on said road, containing six (6) acres, more or less, and thus 
bounded: Easterly by a wood road running northwesterly and south- 
easterly of land of Spalding, now or formerly; thence northerly by a 
Town road; thence westerly by land of Dailey, now or formerly; and 
thence southerly by a wood road at land of Spaiding, now or formerly. 
Said transfer of title to also include any structures thereon with title 
to revert to the Town of Chelmsford upon the abandonment of such 
use by the Chelmsford Hockey Association, or its nominee. 
It was so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 15. To see if the Town will vote to consider changes in the 
Town of Chelmsford zoning by-laws and its accompanying map in a man- 
ner described as follows: To change from single residence RB District to 
roadside commercial CB District the following described parcel of land off 
Richardson Road, to wit: 

A certain parcel of land situated Westerly of the Old North Chelms- 
ford Road, so-called, now Richardson Road, but not bounded immedi- 
ately on said road, containing Six (6) Acres, more or less, and thus 
bounded: Easterly by a wood road running Northwesterly and South- 
easterly of land of Spalding, now or formerly; thence Northerly by a 
Town road; thence Westerly by land of Dailey, now or formerly; and 
thence Southerly by a wood road at land of Spalding, now or formerly. 



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UNDER ARTICLE 15. Mr. Donald J. Cleary moved that the town vote to 
consider changes in the Town of Chelmsford Zoning By-Laws and its ac- 
companying map in a manner described as follows: To change from single 
residence (RB) District to roadside commercial (CB) District the following 
described parcel of land off Richardson Road, to wit: 

A Certain parcel of land situated westerly of the Old North Chelms- 
ford Road, so called, now Richardson Road, but not bounded immedi- 
ately on said road, containing six (6) acres, more or less, and thus 
bounded: Easterly by a wood road running northwesterly and south- 
easterly of land of Spalding, now or formerly; thence northerly by a 
Town road; thence westerly by land of Dailey, now or formerly; and 
thence southerly by a wood road at land of Spalding, now or formerly. 
It was so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 16. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By- 
Law by making the following amendments: 

(1) Amend Section 3.1 of the Zoning By-Law, Establishment of Dis- 
tricts, by inserting "SPECIAL INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT (IC)" fol- 
lowing "General Industrial District (IB)". 

(2) Amend Section 5.3, Use Regulation Schedule, by inserting a new 
column to the right of the "RM" column, headed "IC" with all en- 
tries "O" except under "Industrial Uses - Dump" there shall be 
entered the letter "P". 

(3) Amend Section 5.5, Intensity of Use Schedule, by inserting a new 
column headed "IC" to the right of the IA & IB column, with en- 
tries identical to those of the IA & IB column, except that 
at "Area (1,000 s. f.)" the IC column shall read "50 Acres". 

(4) Insert a new SECTION XIV, to read as follows: 
"SECTION XIV - SPECIAL INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT 

1. The use of land in this district shall be for the purpose of dis- 
posing of solid waste material; and 

2. That any site assigned for this purpose be approved by the 
local Board of Health as provided under Chapter 111, Section 
150A of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts; and 

3. That no burning whatsoever is permitted, and that the site is 
operated strictly as a sanitary landfill, conforming to all 
recommendations, restrictions, and regulations of the local 
Board of Health and the Department of Public Health of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts; 

4. That the use of such land for solid waste disposal material is 
not in conflict with any laws of the Commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts, for the protectica of the health, safety and welfare 
of its inhabitants." 

or act in relation thereto. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 75 



UNDER ARTICLE 16. Mr. John D. Arenstam moved to amend the zoning 
by-laws re: Items 3.1, 5.3, 5.5 and new Section XIV. 

After two hours of discussion centered around waste disposal, Mr. 
John Balco moved the previous question to stop debate. A hand vote was 
taken. YES 247 No 191. This vote was on question to stop debate. 

A hand vote was taken on the question. YES 143 NO 323 

Motion failed 2/3 requirement. 

ARTICLE 17. To see if the Town will amend the Zoning By-Law and 
Zoning Map by rezoning from a Single Residence District (RB) to a Special 
Industrial District (IC), the property bounded and described as follows: 
Beginning at a point on the southerly side of Littleton Road, (Route 
110, a state Highway), at the Chelmsford- Westford town line; thence 
in a northeasterly direction, by said southerly line of Littleton Road, 
188.35 feet to a point; thence by a curved line having a radius of 25.00 
feet, 31.42 feet to a point; thence in a southerly direction, 117.00 feet 
to a point; thence in an easterly direction, 165.00 feet to a point; 
thence in a southerly direction, 28.00 feet to a point; thence in an eas- 
terly direction, 90.40 feet to a point of land of Trustees of Sergi Trust; 
thence by land of said Trustees of Sergi Trust, in a southerly direction, 
416.07 feet to a point; thence still by said land of Trustees of Sergi 
Trust, by a wall, in an easterly direction, 366.00 feet to a point which 
is 300.00 feet from the westerly side of Garrison Road; thence souther- 
ly in a line parallel to and 300.00 feet from said westerly line of Garri- 
son Road to land of Lewis; thence in a westerly direction by said Lew- 
is land, to the ditch at land of Lewis; thence in a southerly direction, 
by said ditch and land of Lewis and others, to a point 300.00 feet nor- 
therly of the northerly line of Parkerville Road; thence in a westerly 
direction to a stone bound at land of Harvey, said point being 350 00 
feet, more or less, from the northerly line of Parkerville Road; thence 
still in a westerly direction by land of said Harvey, to the Chelmsford- 
Westford town line; thence in a northerly direction, by said Chelms- 
ford- Westford town line, to the point of beginning. 
Containing 100 acres, more or less. 

UNDER ARTICLE 17. Mr. John D. Arenstam moved for dismissal of this 
article regarding zoning change on Littleton Road. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 18. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from surplus 
funds, a certain sum of money for the Board of Health to purchase equip- 
ment, hire personnel, and erect structures required to operate and main- 
tain a Sanitary Landfill in accordance with applicable State regulations at 
the Swain Road Site, or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 18. Mr. Edward L. Tyler, Jr. moved that the town vote 
to transfer from surplus funds the sum of One hundred eighty-two thou- 
sand, six hundred forty and 00/100 ($182,640.00) for the Board of Health to 
purchase equipment, hire personnel, and erect structures required to op- 



76 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

erate and maintain a Sanitary Landfill in accordance with applicable State 
regulations at the Swain Road Site. 

A hand vote was taken: YES 179 NO 154 

It was so voted. 

Mr. Bradford Emerson moved for reconsideration of Article 18. 

A hand vote was taken: YES 103 NO 208 

Motion failed. 

Chairman Richard McDermott of the Finance Committee requested 
that the Selectmen have the cancellation date written into the contract, 
regarding Article No. 11. 

ARTICLE 19. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from surplus 
funds, a certain sum of money for disposal of the domestic refuse and gar- 
bage, light brush, grass and leaves of the Town of Chelmsford at the Low- 
ell Incinerator for a period of one year, or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 19. Re transfer of funds for disposal of domestic refuse 
and garbage etc., Mr. Edward L. Tyler moved for dismissal. 
It was so voted. 

The presence of a quorum was questioned. A hand count was taken. 
There were 253 present which lacked the 300 required for a quorum. 

The Moderator adjourned the meeting at 11:55 P.M. until Tuesday eve- 
ning, June 29, 1971 at 7:30 P.M. at the High School Gymnasium. 
Transfers: $287,755.00 

DANIEL J. COUGHLIN, JR., CHARLOTTE P. DeWOLF, 

Town Moderator Town Clerk 



ADJOURNED SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

June 29, 1971 

Moderator Daniel J. Coughlin, Jr. called the adjourned Special Town 
Meeting to order at 8:00 P.M. 

The following tellers were appointed: 

John Balco Arnaud Blackadar 

Timothy O'Connor Charles House 

Chairman Richard McDermott of the Finance Committee questioned 
the presence of a quorum. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 77 

A count was taken. There were 163 present. Therefore the Moderator 
adjourned the meeting at 8:10 P.M. sine die. 

DANIEL J. COUGHLIN, CHARLOTTE P. DeWOLF, 

Town Moderator Town Clerk 



ARTICLE 20. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from surplus 
funds, a certain sum of money, to operate with contract labor and equip- 
ment the Swain Road site as a sanitary landfill two days a week for the 
disposal of bulky objects, or act in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 21. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from surplus 
funds, a certain sum of money for disposal of domestic refuse and garbage 
of the Town of Chelmsford at the Tyngsboro Sanitary Landfill Area for a 
period of one year, or act in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 22. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from surplus 
funds, a certain sum of money for disposal of the domestic refuse and gar- 
bage of the Town of Chelmsford at the Billerica Site for a period of one 
year, or act in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 23. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from surplus 
funds, a certain sum of money for disposal of the domestic refuse and gar- 
bage of the Town of Chelmsford at the Howard Disposal Company, or act 
in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 24. To see if the Town will vote to investigate and proceed 
to plan for a municipal incinerator in the Town of Chelmsford, or act in 
relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 25. To see if the Town will vote to accept a gift from the 
First Congregation Society (Unitarian) of 14 acres of land, more or less, for 
conservation purposes, said land is bounded on the east by the Lowell Con- 
nector, on the north by Riverneck Road, and on the west by Route No. 3, if 
for any reason, the land is not used for conservation purposes it is to revert 
to the First Congregation Society (Unitarian) or act in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 26. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from surplus 
funds a certain sum of money to the Conservation funds to be used for 
Conservation purposes in accordance with Mass. General Laws, Chap. 132 A 
Section 11 and Mass. General Laws, Chap. 40, Section 8C as amended said 
sum to be used to purchase, or to take by eminent domain, the land de- 
scribed as follows: land containing- 70 acres, more or less, now or formerly 
owned by D & B Construction Co. and bounded on the north by said Mill 
Pond Road, two hundred and thirty-nine and 94-100 (239.94 feet): 

On the East, one hundred thirty one and 3-100 (131.03 feet): 

On the North again one hundred and seventy-nine and 95-100 (179.95 

feet): 



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On the West, one hundred thirty-three and 78/100 (133.78 feet): 

Said last three courses being by land now and formerly of one Bujnow- 
ski, as shown on said plan: 

On the Northeast, East and Southeast in part by a fence line and in 
part by a stone wall by land now or formerly of Veronica M. Chinelin- 
iski and by land now or formerly of the Town of Chelmsford, as shown 
on said plan, twenty-two hundred twenty and 15/100 (2220.15 feet): 

On the Northeast, two hundred fifty-eight and 60/100 (258.60 feet): 

On the Northeast and Easterly, fourteen hundred fifty-one and 5/100 
(1451.05 feet): 

Said last two courses being by a stone wall by land now or formerly 
of said Town: 

On the Northeast again by a stone wall by land now or formerly of 
said Town, three hundred seven and 80/100 (307.80 feet): 

On the Southeast again by a stone wall by land of owner unknown 
three hundred twenty-six and 80/100 (326.80 feet): 

On the Southwest, three hundred seventy-one and 90/ 100 (371.90 
feet): 

Southwest, ninety and 50/100 (90.50 feet): 

Southwest again five hundred twenty two and 78/100 (522.78 feet): 

Northwest again two hundred fourteen and 20/100 (214.20 feet): 

Southwest again five hundred sixty five and 9/100 (565.09 feet): said 
last five courses being by a stone wall and by land now or formerly of 
Crieea D. Stanton: 

Northwest, West and Southwest, by Russell Mill Pond, thirty three 
hundred (3300) feet, more or less and 

Northwest by a stone wall two hundred six and 50/100 (206.50 feet). 
Minus lot A — containing 1.93 acres which was transferred from D & 
B to Lloyd Green. 

or act in relation thereto. 



AND YOU ARE DIRECTED to serve this Warrant by posting attested 
copies thereof at the McFarlin School All Purpose Room, Chelmsford Cen- 
ter; North Elementary School Auditorium; Junior High School Band Room; 
East Chelmsford School; Byam School, Cafetorium; Westlands School Caf- 
eteria; North Elementary School Auditorium; Senior High School Gym; 
South Row School Auditorium; South Row School Auditorium; Westlands 
School Cafeteria seven days at least before the time appointed for holding 
the meeting aforesaid. 

HEREOF FAIL NOT and make return of the Warrant with your doings 
thereon to the Town Clerk at the time and place of holding this meeting 
aforesaid. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 79 

GIVEN UNDER OUR HANDS THIS 17th Day of June, 1971. 

GERALD J. LANNAN 
EUGENE J. DOODY 
PAUL C. HART 
HOWARD E. HUMPHREY 
THOMAS F. MARKHAM, JR. 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, SS. June 18, 1971 

Pursuant to the within Warrant, I have notified and warned the inhab- 
itants of the Town of Chelmsford by posting up attested copies of same at 
the following places, wit: McFarlin School All Purpose Room, Chelmsford 
Center; North Elementary School Auditorium; Junior High School Band 
Room; East Chelmsford School; Byam School, Cafetorium; Westlands 
School Cafeteria; North Elementary School Auditorium; Senior High 
School Gym; South Row School Auditorium; South Row School Auditori- 
um; Westlands School Cafeteria, seven days at least before the time ap- 
pointed for holding the meeting aforesaid. 

WILLIAM E. SPENCE 
Constable of Chelmsford 

A True copy, Attest: 
WILLIAM E. SPENCE 
Constable of Chelmsford 
June 18, 1971 



WARRANT FOR SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

November 8, 1971 
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, SS. 

To the Constable, or any other suitable person of the Town of Chelms- 
ford. 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth aforesaid, you are hereby request- 
ed to notify and warn the legal voters of the Town of Chelmsford to meet 
in the Large Gymnasium of the Chelmsford High School on the 8th day of 
November, 1971 at 7:30 p.m., then and there to act upon the following ar- 
ticles, viz: 



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SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

November 8, 1971 

The special Town meeting was called to order at 7:55 P.M. by Modera- 
tor Daniel J. Coughlin, Jr., recognizing the presence of a quorum. Due to 
the overflow crowd in attendance it was necessary to utilize the small 
gymnasium and auditorium. Moderator for the auditorium was Charles Za- 
roulis and Moderator for the small gymnasium was Herbert Pitta. 

The following tellers were appointed for the large gymnasium and 
small gymnasium: 

James B. Donohoe Wilmer Pofcher 

Edward Howe John Carragher 

Ruth Delaney Peter Kingston 

Richard Codling Arnaud Blackadar 

The following tellers were appointed for the auditorium: 
F. Bailey Laughlin 
Gordon Reed 
Richard E. Delorey 

The Moderator asked the voters to waive the reading of the sheriff's 
return of the warrant. It was so voted. On a motion to waive the reading 
of the entire warrant. It was so voted unanimously. 

Due to technical difficulties in the sound system a recess was called 
at 7:58 P.M. awaiting repairs. 

The meeting was reopened at 8:30 P.M. by Moderator Daniel J. Cough- 
lin, Jr. who suggested that all votes be made by hand vote because of the 
overflow of voters who were seated in the auditorium and small gymnasi- 
um with assistant moderators in attendance. 

Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, Mr. Gerald Lannan explained the 
sequence of the articles on the warrant, and asked that they be taken in 
order as printed on the warrant. He also requested all voters to stay until 
the end of the meeting so that all articles could be acted upon so that the 
people of Chelmsford could bring Town Meeting to a fair and swift con- 
clusion. 

Mr. Richard McDermott of the Finance Committee moved to take Ar- 
ticles 12 and 11 out of order. 

YES 1,152 NO 291. It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 12. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from available 
funds, raise and appropriate, or borrow the sum of $13,400,000 to construct 
a sewerage system generally in accordance with the "Municipal Pollution 
Abatement Plan" contained in the "Report on Sewerage and Sewage Dis- 
posal for the Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts" dated June 15, 1964 by 
Camp, Dresser and McKee, Engineers, such sewerage system to serve ma- 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 81 

jor developed portions of River Meadow Brook drainage area including 
downstream sections of the tributary drainage areas of Beaver and Farley 
Brooks; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 12. On motion of Mr. James McKeown regarding the 
appropriation of $13,400,000 for the construction of a sewerage system, Mr. 
McKeown presented a lengthy explanation of the work done by the sewer 
commission. 

Mr. Richard McDermott moved for dismissal of Article 12. This motion 
carried unanimously on show of hands. 

ARTICLE 11. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from available 
funds, raise and appropriate, or borrow the sum of $600,000 for the prepara- 
tion of detailed engineering plans and specifications for a sewerage system 
generally in accordance with the "Municipal Pollution Abatement Plan" 
contained in the "Report on Sewerage and Sewage Disposal for the Town 
of Chelmsford, Massachusetts" dated June 15, 1964 by Camp, Dresser and 
McKee, Engineers, said detailed engineering plans and specifications to be 
for a sewerage system to serve major developed portions of River Meadow 
Brook drainage area including downstream sections of the tributary drain- 
age areas of Beaver and Farley Brooks; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 11. Concerning the appropriation of $600,000 for the 
preparation of detailed engineering plans and specifications for a sewerage 
system, Mr. Richard McDermott moved for dismissal. 

It was so voted, unanimously. 

Mr. Richard McDermott recommended acceptance of Articles 1 - 17. 

ARTICLE 1. To see if the Town will vote to increase the membership 
of the Council on Aging from five to seven members; or act in relation 
thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 1. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the town vote to 
increase the membership of the Council on Aging from five to seven mem- 
bers. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 2. To see if the Town will vote to change the name of that 
section of Northern Avenue between Drum Hill Rotary and Princeton 
Street to North Road; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 2. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the town vote to 
change the name of that section of Northern Avenue between Drum Hill 
Rotary and Princeton Street to North Road. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 3. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from the Road 
Machinery fund, a certain sum of money for the purchase of Two Snow 
Plows for the Highway Department, such purchase to be made under the 



82 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

supervision of the Board of Selectmen; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 3. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the town vote to 
transfer the sum of $1,620.00 from the Road Machinery Fund for the pur- 
chase of two snow plows for the Highway Department, such purchase to be 
made under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 4. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from the Road 
Machinery Fund a certain sum of money for the purchase of Two Sand and 
Salt Spreaders for the Highway Department, such purchase to be made 
under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 4. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the town vote to 
transfer from the Road Machinery Fund the sum of $5,378.00 for the pur- 
chase of two sand and salt spreaders for the Highway Department, such 
purchase to be made under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 5. In the event of an affirmative vote under Article 4, to 
see if the Town will authorize the Selectmen to sell by good and sufficient 
Bill of Sale Two Sand and Salt Spreaders being used by the Highway De- 
partment; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 5. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the town vote to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen to sell by good and sufficient Bill of Sale 
two sand and salt spreaders now being used by the Highway Department. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 6. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from available 
funds the sum of $900 to procure appraisals for the purchase of land for 
the use of a fire station in East Chelmsford and such appraisals to be ob- 
tained by the Fire Station Site Committee; or act in relation thereto. 

Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved to amend Article 6 from $900 to $300. 

UNDER ARTICLE 6. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the town vote to 
transfer from surplus funds the sum of $300 to procure appraisals for the 
purchase of land for the use of a fire station in E. Chelmsford, such ap- 
praisals to be obtained by the Fire Station Site Committee. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 7. To see if the Town will vote to accept a gift from the 
First Congregation Society (Unitarian) of 14 acres of land, more or less, for 
conservation purposes, said land is bounded on the east by the Lowell Con- 
nector, on the north by Riverneck Road, and on the west by Route No. 3, 
and if for any reason the land is not used for conservation purposes it is to 
revert to the First Congregation Society (Unitarian); or act in relation 
thereto. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 83 

UNDER ARTICLE 7. Mr. Edmund Polubinski moved that the town vote to 
accept a gift from the First Congregation Society (Unitarian) of 14 acres of 
land, more or less, for conservation purposes, said land is bounded on the 
east by the Lowell Connector, on the north by Riverneck Road, and on the 
west by Route No. 3, and if for any reason the land is not used for conser- 
vation purposes it is to revert to the First Congregation Society (Uni- 
tarian). 

It was so. voted. 

ARTICLE 8. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from available 
funds, raise and appropriate, or borrow the sum of $10,240,000 for the pur- 
pose of constructing a high school on the Old Westford Road, Graniteville 
Road, and Richardson Road site and for originally equipping and furnishing 
said building; and that the Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, 
be authorized and directed to issue and sell as one issue or from time to 
time as two or more separate issues, serial bonds or notes of the town ag- 
gregating $10,240,000 in principal amount under authority of Chapter 645 
of the Acts of 1948, as amended, and that all of the bonds or notes be is- 
sued and sold in accordance with the applicable provision of said Chapter 
44 of the General Laws, as amended, but each issue of bonds or notes to be 
a separate loan which shall be paid in not more than twenty (20) years 
from the date thereof and to authorize the School Building Committee to 
proceed with the construction, original equipping and furnishing of said 
high school, and to enter into all necessary and proper contracts and agree- 
ments in respect thereto, including the procuring of legal and technical ad- 
vice, and other data and information, and to do all other acts necessary for 
constructing said project; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 8. Mr. James A. Sullivan moved that the town vote that 
the sum of $10,240,000.00 be appropriated for the purpose of constructing 
a high school on the Old Westford Road, Graniteville Road, and Richardson 
Road site and for originally equipping and furnishing said building: and 
that the Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, be authorized and 
directed to issue and sell as one issue or from time to time as two or more 
separate issues, serial bonds or notes of the town aggregating $10,240,- 
000.00 in principal amount under authority of Chapter 645 of the Acts of 
1948, as amended, and that all of the bonds or notes be issued and sold in 
accordance with the applicable provision of said Chapter 44 of the Gen- 
eral Laws, as amended, but each issue of bonds or notes to be a separate 
loan which shall be paid in not more than twenty (20) years from the date 
thereof and to authorize the School Building Committee to proceed with 
the construction, original equipping and furnishing of said high school, and 
to enter into all necessary and proper contracts and agreements in respect 
thereto, including the procuring of legal and technical advice, and other 
data and information, and to do all other acts necessary for constructing 
said project. 

After a lengthy discussion Mr. Robert Stallard moved to stop debate. 
YES 407 NO 1,077 Motion failed. 



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Debate continued with a final vote on the original motion: 
YES 803 NO 707 Failing the 2/3 vote required. 
Mr. George Ripson moved for reconsideration. 
YES 662 NO 577 Motion carried. 

Rev. Harry Foster moved for adjournment to Tuesday night, after 
which Mr. James Sullivan called to the attention of the voters the bill in 
the legislature due to pass on November 10, 1971 pertaining to state aid for 
school building. Rev. Foster's motion to adjourn was amended by Mr. Peter 
J. McHugh, Sr., to Monday evening, November 15, 1971 at 7:30 P.M. at the 
High School gymnasium. It was so voted. 

ADJOURNED SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
November 15, 1971 

The adjourned special Town meeting was called to order at 7:30 P.M. 
by Moderator Daniel J. Coughlin, Jr., who declared the presence of a quor- 
um. The small gymnasium and the auditorium accommodated the over- 
flow crowd, and were moderated by Attorney Charles Zaroulis in the audi- 
torium and Attorney Herbert Pitta in the small gymnasium with the two 
way public address system connecting the three locations. 

The following acted as tellers: 

Edward Howe John Carragher Robert Picken 

Ruth Delaney Peter Kingston Gordon Reed 

Richard Codling Arnaud Blackadar Freeman Sheppard 

Wilmer Pofcher John Arenstam Herbert Williams, Jr. 

The first business of the evening was reconsideration of Article 8. 

UNDER ARTICLE 8. Mr. James A. Sullivan moved that the town vote 
that the sum of $10,240,000.00 be appropriated for the purpose of con- 
structing a high school on the Old Westford Road, Graniteville Road, and 
Richardson Road site and for originally equipping and furnishing said 
building: and that the Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, be 
authorized and directed to issue and sell as one issue or from time to time 
as two or more separate issues, serial bonds or notes of the town aggre- 
gating $10,240,000.00 in principal amount under authority of Chapter 645 
of the Acts of 1948, as amended, and that all of the bonds or notes be is- 
sued and sold in accordance with the applicable provision of said Chapter 
44 of the General Laws, as amended, but each issue of bonds or notes to be 
a separate loan which shall be paid in not more than twenty (20) years 
from the date thereof and to authorize the School Building Committee to 
proceed with the construction, original equipping and furnishing of said 
high school, and to enter into all necessary and proper contracts and agree- 
ments in respect thereto, including the procuring of legal and technical 
advice and other dat^a and information, and to do all other acts necessary 
for constructing said project. 



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After a lengthy discussion spearheaded by James Sullivan and Patrick 
Vaughan, John Coyne moved the question. 
YES 1,593 NO 75 
It was so voted. 

Action then came on the main motion. 
YES 1,445 NO 286 

which is more than the required 2/3 vote necessary for passage, therefore 
it was so voted. 

While Mr. Coyne's motion to stop debate was in process, Leslie L. 
Dukeshire, Sr. moved for adjournment sine die which Moderator Coughlin 
did not entertain because a motion was already on the floor. 

Mr. Thomas O'Connor moved for reconsideration of Article 8. 
Motion was defeated. 

ARTICLE 9. In the event of an affirmative vote on Article 8, to see 
if the Town will vote to transfer from available funds, raise and appropri- 
ate, or borrow the sum of $448,000, or any other sum, in addition to the sum 
appropriated under Article 8, for including a swimming pool facility in the 
new high school; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 9. Regarding $448,000.00 for a swimming pool in con- 
nection with the new High School which provoked considerable discussion, 
Mr. Howard Humphrey moved to stop debate. 

YES 1,269 NO 9 

It was so voted. 

Action then came on the main motion. 
YES 484 NO 952 
Motion defeated. 

Mr. Howard Humphrey moved for reconsideration of Article 9. 
Motion was defeated. 

ARTICLE 10. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from available 
funds, raise and appropriate, or borrow a sum or sums of money, in addition 
to the amount appropriated under Article 1 of the warrant for the special 
town meeting held September 16, 1968, for the construction of sewers, 
sewerage systems and sewage treatment and disposal facilities in order to 
implement Phase I of a sewerage program generally in accordance with the 
"Municipal Pollution Abatement Plan" contained in the "Report on Sewer- 
age and Sewage Disposal for the Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts" dat- 
ed June 15, 1964 by Camp, Dresser and McKee, Engineers; or act in relation 
thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 10. Mr. James J. McKeown moved that in addition to 
the $1,280,000.00 appropriated September 16, 1968 the town vote to appro- 
priate the sum of $1,100,000.00 for the construction of sewers, sewerage 



86 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

systems and sewage treatment and disposal facilities in order to imple- 
ment Phase I of a sewerage program generally in accordance with the "Mu- 
nicipal Pollution Abatement Plan" contained in the "Report on Sewerage 
and Sewage Disposal for the Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts" dated 
June 15, 1964 by Camp, Dresser and McKee, Engineers; that to raise this 
amount the Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, be authorized 
to issue $1,100,000.00 of bonds or notes of the town under General Laws: 
that the Chelmsford Sewer Commission, with the approval of the Select- 
men, be authorized to contract for Federal and State aid which shall be 
spent for the project in addition to the amount appropriated above: and 
that said Commission be authorized to take all other action necessary to 
carry out the project. 

Mr. Casale of the Finance Committee stated the Finance Committee 
is in favor of Article 10. 

After an hour's debate, Mr. Joseph Gutwein moved the question. 
YES 835 NO 9 
It was so voted. 

A hand vote was taken under Article 10. 
YES 526 NO 287 
which failed the 2/3 vote required. 

Mr. Gerald Lannan moved for adjournment to Tuesday, November 16, 
1971 at 7:30 P.M. in the High School gymnasium. This was amended to 
Monday, November 22, 1971 at 7:30 P.M. in the High School gymnasium. 

After a discussion this motion was withdrawn by Mr. Lannan. 

Mr. Matthew Doyle moved for reconsideration of Article 10. 
YES 461 NO 152 
It was so voted. 

Mr. Gerald Shea moved for adjournment as amended until Monday, 
November 22, 1971 at 7:30 P.M. in the High School gymnasium. 
It was so voted. 

Meeting adjourned at 11:15 P.M. 



ADJOURNED SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
November 22. 1971 

The second adjourned session of the special town meeting called for 
November 8, 1971 was called to order on November 22, 1971 at 7:50 P.M. by 
Moderator Daniel J. Coughlin, Jr. who declared the presence of a quorum. 

Tellers appointed were as follows: 
Arnaud Blackadar William Murphy Peter Dulchinos 

James Donohoe Wilfred Pofcher Edward Marshall 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 87 

Mr, Bruce Freeman requested a moment of silence in memory of the 
late President John F. Kennedy. 

UNDER ARTICLE 10. Regarding additional funds for Phase 1 of the sew- 
er project, after much debate Mr. McKeown's motion failed on a vote of: 
YES 135 NO 491. 

Mr. Richard Codling moved for reconsideration. 
Motion failed. 

ARTICLE 11 & 12. Previously dismissed on November 8. 

ARTICLE 13. To see if the Town will vote to adopt the follow- 
ing amendments to its Zoning By-Law: 

(1) By striking in Paragraph 2.1 of Section II, entitled "Definitions: 
the word "Dump" and the definition thereof. 

(2) By inserting in Paragraph 2.1 of Section II, entitled "Definitions", 
after the definition of "erect", the following: "Facility — A sani- 
tary landfill, a refuse transfer station, a refuse incinerator with 
grate area in excess of ten square feet, a refuse composting plant, 
a dumping ground for refuse or any other works for treating or 
disposing of refuse; and "refuse" means all solid or liquid waste 
materials, including garbage and rubbish, but not including sew- 
age." 

(3) Amend Paragraph 3.1 of Section III, entitled "Establishment of 
Districts" by adding, after the words "General Industrict District 
(IB)", the following: Special Industrial District (IC). 

(4) Amend Paragraph 5.3 of Section V, entitled "Use Regulation 
Schedule", 

(a) By striking the word "Dump" under the category entitled 
"Industrial Uses" and inserting in place thereof the words "Statu- 
tory Facility or Sanitary Landfill" with all symbols applicable 
thereto to be designated "o", except that under the column mark- 
ed "IC" the symbol il P" shall be inserted. 

(b) By adding a new column, designated "IC" immediately to 
the right of the column designated "IB" with all symbols under 
the new "IC" column to be marked "O", except that at the cate- 
gory entitled "Industrial Uses — Statutory Facility, or Sanitary 
Landfill", there shall be entered the symbol "P". 

(5) Amend Section 5.5 of Section V, entitled "Intensity of Use Sched- 
ule" by inserting a new column designated "IC" immediately to 
the right of the IA & B column, with entries identical to those of 
the IA & B column, except that at "Area (1,000 S. E.) the "IC" 
column should read "10 acres". 

(6) By adding, after Section XIII, the following new Section: 
"Section XIV 



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SPECIAL INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT 

1. Premises situated in a Special Industrial District shall be 
used for the disposing of refuse (as that term is defined in G. L. 
(Ter. Ed.), Chapter 111, Section 150A, as the same now is or may 
hereafter be amended). 

2. No such premises shall be used, established or maintained for 
such purposes unless and until such premises have been assigned 
by the Board of Health as a site for a Facility, as provided in said 
Section 150A, and every such Facility shall be maintained and 
operated in strict conformity with said Section 150 A, as the same 
now is or may hereafter be amended." 

or act in relation thereto. 



UNDER ARTICLE 13. Dr. Byron Roseman moved that the town vote to 
amend the Zoning By-Law by making the following amendments: 

(1) By striking in Paragraph 2.1 of Section II, entitled "Definitions" 
the word "Dump" and the definition thereof, 

(2) By inserting in Paragraph 2.1 of Section II, entitled "Definitions", 
after the definition of "erect", the following: "Facility — A sani- 
tary landfill, a refuse transfer station, a refuse incinerator with 
grate area in excess of ten square feet, a refuse composting plant, 
a dumping ground for refuse, or any other works for treating or 
disposing of refuse; and "refuse" means all solid or liquid waste 
materials, including garbage and rubbish, but not including sew- 
age." 

(3) Amend Paragraph 3.1 of Section III, entitled "Establishment of 
Districts" by adding, after the words "General Industrial District 
(IB)", the following: Special Industrial District (IC). 

(4) Amend Paragraph 5.3 of Section V, entitled "Use Regulation 
Schedule". 

(a) By striking the word "Dump" under the category entitled 
"Industrial Uses" and inserting in place thereof the words "Statu- 
tory Facility or Sanitary Landfill" with all symbols applicable 
thereto to be designated "O", except that under the column 
marked "IC" the symbol "P" shall be inserted. 

(b) By adding a new column, designated "IC" immediately to 
the right of the column designated "IB" with all symbols under 
the new "IC" column to be marked "O", except that at the cate- 
gory entitled "Industrial Uses — Statutory Facility, or Sanitary 
Landfill", there shall be entered the symbol "P". 

(5) Amend Section 5.5 of Section V, entitled "Intensity of Use Sched- 
ule" by inserting a new column designated "IC" immediately to 
the right of the IA & B column, with entries identical to those of 
the IA & B column, except that at "Area (1,000 S. F.> the "IC" 
column should read "10 acres". 



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(6) By adding, after Section XIII, the following new Section: 
"Section XIV 

SPECIAL INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT 

1. Premises situated in a Special Industrial District shall be 
used for the disposing of refuse (as that term is defined in G. L. 
(Ter. Ed.), Chapter 111, Section 150A, as the same now is or may 
hereafter be amended). 

2. No such premises shall be used, established or maintained for 
such purposes unless and until such premises have been assigned 
by the Board of Health as a site for a Facility, as provided in said 
Section 150A, and every such Facility shall be maintained and 
operated in strict conformity with said Section 150A, as the same 
now is or may hereafter be amended." 

After a lengthy debate Mr. Allan Wilson moved the previous question. 
On a hand vote the Moderator declared the motion passed. 

The vote on the main motion was: 

YES 297 NO 145 
which was more than the required 2/3 vote for passage. It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 14. To see if the Town will vote to amend its Zoning By- 
Law and Zoning By-Law Map by rezoning from a Single Residence (RB) 
District to a Special Industrial District, certain parcels of land. One is situ- 
ated on the northerly side of Cart Road, being shown on a plan entitled 
"Plan of Land in North Chelmsford Bought by Town of Chelmsford for a 
Town Dump July 1931, J. C. & W. T. Monahan, C. E.'s, July 1931", which 
plan is recorded with Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds, Plan 
Book 56, Plan 40, and thus bounded: 

Northeasterly by land of the Town of Chelmsford, known as "North 
Chelmsford Dump", six hundred forty-two (642) feet, more or less; 
Northerly by land now or formerly of one Chamberlin, five hundred 
ninety-seven and 5/10 (597.5) feet; Northwesterly by said land now or 
formerly of Chamberlin, three hundred five and 62/100 (305.62) feet, 
and 

Southerly by the northerly line of said Cart Road, by various courses, 
eight hundred ninety-six and 87/100 (896.87) feet, more or less; 
Containing 9.11 acres, more or less. 

The other parcel is situated on the southerly side of Cart Road, and 
bounded: 

Beginning at the most easterly corner of the premises at a stone 

bound; 

Thence running westerly by the southerly side of said Cart Road three 

hundred seventeen and 33/100 (317.33) feet to a stone bound; 

Thence running southerly by land now or formerly of John Hornbrook 

two hundred sixty-six and 63/100 (266.63) feet to the northwesterly 

corner of a right of way: 



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Thence running easterly by the end of said right of way and by land 
formerly of John Vinal forty (40) feet, more or less, to a stone bound at 
land of one Hulick: 

Thence running northwesterly by said Hulick land forty-three and 
4/10 (43.4) feet to a stone bound: 

Thence running northeasterly by said Hulick land eighty and 5/10 
(80.5) feet to a stone bound: 

Thence running still northeasterly by said Hulick land one hundred 
twenty-three and 75/100 (123.75) feet to a stone bound: thence run- 
ning still northeasterly by said Hulick land one hundred forty-two and 
90/100 (142.90) feet to the point of beginning. Containing 1.44 acres, 
more or less. 

Being the premises described in a deed dated December 28, 1965, re- 
corded with said Registry of Deeds, Book 1736, Page 313: 
or act in relation thereto. 



UNDER ARTICLE 14. Dr. Byron D. Roseman moved that the town vote to 
amend its Zoning By-Law and Zoning By Law Map by rezoning from 
a Single Residence (RB) District to a Special Industrial District, certain 
parcels of land. 

One is situated on the northerly side of Cart Road, being shown on a 
plan entitled "Plan of Land in North Chelmsford Bought by Town of 
Chelmsford for a Town Dump July 1931, J. C. & W. T. Monahan, C. E.'s, 
July 1931", which plan is recorded with Middlesex North District Registry 
of Deeds, Plan Book 56, Plan 40, and thus bounded: 

Northeasterly by land of the Town of Chelmsford, known as "North 
Chelmsford Dump", six hundred forty-two (642) feet, more or less: 
Northerly by land now or formerly of one Chamberlin, five hundred 
ninety-seven and 5/10 (597.5) feet: 

Northwesterly by said land now or formerly of Chamberlin, three hun- 
dred five and 62/100 (305.62) feet: and 

Southerly by the northerly line of said Cart Road, by various courses, 
eight hundred ninety-six and 87/100 (896.87) feet, more or less. 
Containing 9.11 acres, more or less. 

The other parcel is situated on the southerly side of Cart Road, and 
bounded: 

Beginning at the most easterly corner of the premises at a stone 
bound. 

Thence running westerly by the southerly side of said Cart Road three 
hundred seventeen and 33/ 100 (317.33) feet to a stone bound: 
. Thence running southerly by land now or formerly of John Hornbrook 
two hundred sixty-six and 63/100 (266.63) feet to the northwesterly 
corner of a right of way: 

Thence running easterly by the end of said right of way and by land 
formerly of John Vinal forty (40) feet, more or less, to a stone bound 



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at land of one Hulick: 

Thence running northwesterly by said Hulick land forty-three and 4/10 

(43.4) feet to a stone bound: 

Thence running northeasterly by said Hulick land eighty and 5/l0 

(80.5) feet to a stone bound: 

Thence running still northeasterly by said Hulick land one hundred 
twenty-three and 75/l00 (123.75) feet to a stone bound: 
Thence running still northeasterly by said Hulick land one hundred 
forty-two and 90/100 (142.90) feet to the point of beginning. 
Containing 1.44 acres, more or less. 

Being the premises described in a deed dated December 28, 1965, re- 
corded with said Registry of Deeds, Book 1736, Page 313. 

After considerable debate Mr. Allan Wilson moved the question. 
Motion carried. 

Under Dr. Roseman's main motion: 
YES 290 NO 121 
which is more than the required 2/3 vote for passage. It was so voted. 

Board of Health 

ARTICLE 15. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to acquire by purchase, eminent domain, or otherwise, certain 
parcels of land. One is situated on the northerly side of Cart Road, being 
shown on a plan entitled "Plan of Land in North Chelmsford Bought by the 
Town of Chelmsford for a Town Dump July, 1931, J. C. & W. T. Monahan, 
C. E.'s, July 1931" which plan is recorded with Middlesex North District 
Registry of Deeds, Plan Book 56, Plan 40, and thus bounded: 

Northeasterly by land of the Town of Chelmsford, known as "North 
Chelmsford Dump", six hundred forty-two (642) feet, more or less: 
Northerly by land now or formerly of one Chamberlin, five hundred 
ninety-seven and 5 10 (597.5) feet: 

Northwesterly by said land now or formerly of Chamberlin, three hun- 
dred five and 62/100 (305.62) feet: and 

Southerly by the northerly line of said Cart Road, by various courses, 
eight hundred ninety-six and 87/100 (896.87) feet, more or less: 
Containing 9.11 acres, more or less. 

The other parcel is situated on the southerly side of Cart Road, and 
bounded: 

Beginning at the most easterly corner of the premises at a stone 

bound: 

Thence running westerly by the southerly side of said Cart Road three 

hundred seventeen and 33/100 (317.33) feet to a stone bound: 

Thence running southerly by land now or formerly of John Hornbrook 

two hundred sixty-six and 63/100 (266.63) feet to the northwesterly 

corner of a right of way: 



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Thence running easterly by the end of said right of way and by land 

formerly of John Vinal forty (40) feet, more or less, to a stone bound at 

land of one Hulick. 

Thence running northwesterly by said Hulick land forty-three and 

4/10 (43.4) feet to a stone bound: Thence running northeasterly by said 

Hulick land eighty and 5/10 (80.5) feet to a stone bound: 

Thence running still northeasterly by said Hulick land one hundred 

twenty-three and 75/100 (123.75) feet to a stone bound: 

Thence running still northeasterly by said Hulick land one hundred 

forty-two and 90A00 (142.90) feet to the point of beginning. 

Containing 1.44 acres, more or less. 

Being the premises described in a deed dated December 28, 1965, re- 
corded with said Registry of Deeds, Book 1736, Page 313: said premises to 
be used as and for the site of a proposed new Facility, as defined in Sec- 
tion 150A of Chapter 111 of the General Laws, as most recently amended: 
and that a sum of money be transferred from Surplus Funds to defray all 
necessary costs, fees and expenses in connection with the acquisition of 
said land and for paying any damages which may be awarded as the result 
of any such taking: or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 15. Dr. Byron D. Roseman moved that the Town vote to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire by purchase, eminent domain, 
or otherwise, certain parcels of land. 

One is situated on the northerly side of Cart Road, being shown on a 
plan entitled "Plan of Land in North Chelmsford bought by the Town of 
Chelmsford for a Town Dump July, 1931, J. C. & W. T. Monahan, C. E.'s, 
July 1931" which plan is recorded with Middlesex North District Registry 
of Deeds, Plan Book 56, Plan 40, and thus bounded: 

Northeasterly by land of the Town of Chelmsford, known as "North 
Chelmsford Dump" six hundred forty-two (642) feet, more or less: 
Northerly by land now or formerly of one Chamberlin, five hundred 
ninety-seven and 5 TO (597.5) feet: 

Northwesterly by said land now or formerly of Chamberlin, three hun- 
dred five and 62/100 (305.62) feet: and 

Southerly by the northerly line of said Cart Road, by various courses, 
eight hundred ninety-six and 87/100 (896.87) feet, more or less: 
Containing 9.11 acres, more or less. 

The other parcel is situated on the southerly side of Cart Road, and 
bounded: 

Beginning at the most easterly corner of the premises at a stone 
bound: 

Thence running westerly by the southerly side of said Cart Road three 
hundred seventeen and 33/100 (317.33) feet to a stone bound: 
Thence running southerly by land now or formerly of John Hornbrook 
two hundred sixty-six and 63/100 (266.63) feet to the northwesterly 
corner of a right of way: 



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Thence running easterly by the end of said right of way and by land 
formerly of John Vinal forty (40) feet, more or less, to a stone bound 
at land of one Hulick: 
Thence running northwesterly by said Hulick land forty-three and 4/10 

(43.4) feet to a stone bound: 

Thence running northeasterly by said Hulick land eighty and 5/l0 

(80.5) feet to a stone bound: 

Thence running still northeasterly by said Hulick land one hundred 
twenty-three and 75/100 (123.75) feet to a stone bound: 
Thence running still northeasterly by said Hulick land one hundred 
forty-two and 90^100 (142.90) feet to the point of beginning. 
Containing 1.44 acres more or less. 

Being the premises described in a deed dated December 28, 1965, re- 
corded with said Registry of Deeds, Book 1736, Page 313: said premises to 
be used as and for the site of a proposed new Facility, as defined in Section 
150A of Chapter 111 of the General Laws, as most recently amended: and 
that the sum of $12,372.00 be transferred from surplus funds to defray all 
necessary costs, fees and expenses in connection with the acquisition of 
said land and for paying any damages which may be awarded as the result 
of any such taking. 

After considerable debate Mr. Robert Finnie moved the question. On 
a showing of hands the Moderator declared that the motion passed. 

On Dr. Roseman's motion the vote was 
YES 323 NO 61 
which is more than the required 2/3 for passage. It was so voted. 

A request for a quorum count was withdrawn on the basis of the 
above vote. 

ARTICLE 16. In the event of negative votes on the foregoing Articles 
13, 14, and 15 pertaining to a Sanitary Landfill Operation, to see if the 
Town will vote to rescind Article 18 of the Special Town Meeting of June 
28, 1971, at which time a sum of money was transferred from surplus funds 
for the Board of Health to purchase equipment, hire personnel, and erect 
structures required to operate and maintain a Sanitary Landfill in accord- 
ance with applicable state regulations at the Swain Road site, and return 
the balance of this appropriation to the surplus funds, or act in relation 
thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 16. Regarding the return of $182,640.00 which was 
transferred from surplus funds for use of the Board of Health at the spe- 
cial Town meeting held June 28, 1971, Chairman Gerald J. Lannan of the 
Board of Selectmen moved for dismissal. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 17. To see if the Town will vote to amend the zoning by- 
law and its accompanying map as follows: To change from an IA (Limited 



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Industrial District) and RB (Single Residence District) to CC (Shopping 
Center District) the following parcels of land situated: 

PARCEL I Westerly side of Delmore Drive 400' from Manning Road, 
Northerly 125' by Delmore Drive, Westerly 100.01' by East Chelmsford 
by land now or formerly of American Legion, Northerly 150' by East 
Chelmsford land now or formerly of American Legion, Easterly 243.24' 
by land now or formerly of East Chelmsford, American Legion, Del- 
more Drive and land now or formerly of Chute land now or formerly of 
Sadler, Northerly by three courses: 14.92', 242.71', 428.09 to the Low- 
ell-Chelmsford line, Westerly at the Lowell-Chelmsford line 266.33' to 
land of Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Southerly by land of Com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts at Black Brook relocation 22.04', South- 
westerly by curved line, the radius of 230' to a distance of 148.88', 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts 387.13' curved line, Southwesterly a 
radius of 610', a distance of 219.39' to the Lowell-Chelmsford line, 
Southerly along the Lowell-Chelmsford line 429.34', Southeasterly by 
curved line a radius of 610' for a distance of 300.06', Southeasterly 
138.50' to land now or formerly Pestora, Northerly 157.45 by land now 
or formerly of Pestora, Easterly by land now or formerly of Pestora 
300' to land now or formerly of Barrett, Northeasterly by land now or 
formerly of Barrett 100' to land now or formerly of Anderson, Norther- 
ly by land now or formerly of Anderson 100', Northeasterly by land 
now or formerly of Anderson 100' to a point of beginning. Containing 
15.97 acres, more or less. 

PARCEL II Lots 191, 192, 193, 194 on a plan of land recorded in the 
North Middlesex Registry of Deeds, Book 37, Plan 40, and thus bounded: 
Southwesterly by Lot 195 on said plan 258 feet: 
Westerly by the land described in Parcel 1 above, 125.38 feet: 
Northerly by the town line separating Lowell from Chelmsford, as 
shown on said plan, land supposed to belong now or formerly to Aug- 
ust and Mary Mueller, 274 feet; and 
Northeasterly by Lot 190 on said plan, 114.60 feet; and 
Southeasterly by a street, 187.34 feet. 
Containing 57,842 square feet, more or less; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 17. Regarding James Geary's motion on rezoning in 
East Chelmsford, Mr. Geary moved for dismissal. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 18. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or 
transfer from available funds a certain sum of money to be used for pre- 
liminary engineering costs for the rebuilding of a dam at Crystal Lake; or 
act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 18. Mr. Edmund Polubinski moved that the town vote 
to transfer from available funds the sum of $6,000.00 to be used for pre- 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 95 

liminary engineering costs for the rebuilding of a dam at Crystal Lake. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 19. To see if the Town will vote, to transfer from surplus 
funds a certain sum of money to the conservation funds to be used for 
conservation purposes in accordance with Mass. General Laws, Chapter 
132A, Section 11 and Mass. General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 8C as 
amended, said sum to be used to purchase, or to take by eminent domain, 
the land described as follows: 

Land containing 70 acres, more or less, now or formerly owned by D & 
B Construction Co. and bounded on the north by said Mill Pond Road, two 
hundred and thirty-nine and 94/100 (239.94) feet: 

On the East, one hundred thirty-one and 3/100 (131.03) feet: 

On the North again one hundred and seventy-nine and 95/100 

(179.95) feet: 

On the West, one hundred thirty-three and 78/l00 (133.78) feet: 

Said last three courses being by land now and formerly of one Bujnow- 

ski, as shown on said plan: 

On the Northeast, East and Southeast in part by a fence line and in 

part by a stone wall by land now or formerly of Veronica M. Chinelini- 

ski and by land now or formerly of the Town of Chelmsford, as shown 

on said plan, twenty-two hundred twenty and 15/100 (2220.15) feet: 

On the Northeast, two hundred fifty-eight and 60/l00 (258.60) feet: 

On the Northeast and Easterly, fourteen hundred fifty-one and 5/l00 

(1451.05) feet: 

Said last two courses being by a stone wall by land now or formerly 

of said Town: 

On the Northeast again by a stone wall by land now or formerly of said 

Town, three hundred seven and 80/100 (307.80) feet: 

On the Southeast again by a stone wall by land of owner unknown 

three hundred twenty-six and 80/100 (326.80) feet: 

On the Southwest, three hundred seventy-one and 90/100 (371.90) feet: 

Southwest, ninety and 50/100 (90.50) feet: 

Southwest again five hundred twenty-two and 78/100 (522.78) feet: 

Northwest again two hundred fourteen and 20/100 (214.20) feet: 

Southwest again five hundred sixty-five and 9/100 (565.09) feet; said 

last five courses being by a stone wall and by land now or formerly of 

Crieea D. Stanton: 

Northwest, West and Southwest, by Russell Mill Pond, thirty-three 

hundred (3300) feet, more or less, and 

Northwest by a stone wall, two hundred six and 50/100 (206.50) feet. 

Minus Lot A — Containing 1.93 acres which was transferred from D & 
B to Lloyd Greene. 

UNDER ARTICLE 19. Mr. Edmund Polubinski moved that the town vote 
to transfer from surplus funds the sum of $95,000.00 to the Conservation 



96 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

Funds to be used for conservation purposes in accordance with Mass. Gen. 
Laws, Chap. 132A, Section 11 and Mass. Gen. Laws, Chap. 40, Section 8C 
as amended, said sum to be used to purchase, or to take by eminent domain 
the land described as follows: 

Land containing 49 acres, more or less, now or formerly owned by D 
& B Construction Co. and bounded on the north by said Mill Pond 
Road, two hundred and thirty-nine and 94/100 (239.94) feet: 
On the East, one hundred thirty-one and 3/l00 (131.03) feet: 
On the North again one hundred and seventy-nine and 95/100 (179.95) 
feet: 

On the West, one hundred thirty-three and 78/l00 (133.78) feet: 
Said last three courses being by land now and formerly of one Buj- 
nowski, as shown on said plan: 

On the Northeast, East and Southeast in part by a fence line and in 
part by a stone wall by land now or formerly of Veronica M. Chinelini- 
ski and by land now or formerly of the Town of Chelmsford, as shown 
on said plan, twenty-two hundred twenty and 15/100 (2220.15) feet: 
On the Northeast, two hundred fifty-eight and 60/l00 (258.60) feet: 
On the Northeast and Easterly, fourteen hundred fifty-one and 5/100 
(1451.05) feet: 

Said last two courses being by a stone wall by land now or formerly of 
said Town: 

On the Northeast again by a stone wall by land now or formerly of 
said Town, three hundred seven and 80/100 (307.80) feet: 
On the Southeast again by a stone wall by land of owner unknown 
three hundred twenty-six and 80/l00 (326.80) feet: 

On the Southwest three hundred seventy-one and 90/100 (371.90) feet: 
Southwest, ninety and 50/100 (90.50) feet: 

Southwest again five hundred twenty-two and 78/100 (522.78) feet: 
Northwest again two hundred fourteen and 20/l00 (214.20) feet: 
Southwest again five hundred sixty-five and 9/100 (565.09) feet: 
Said last five courses being by a stone wall and by land now or form- 
erly of Crieea D. Stanton: 

Northwest, West and Southwest, by Russell Mill Pond, thirty-three 
hundred (3300) feet, more or less and 

Northwest by a stone wall two hundred six and 5o/lOO (206.50) feet. 
Minus Lot A — containing 1.93 acres which was transferred from D & 
B to Lloyd Green: 
or act in relation thereto. 

Considerable debate followed, during which time the Finance Com- 
mittee, Town Accountant, and Moderator warned of the legality of an af- 
firmative vote because of a balance of only $65,000.00 in the surplus fund. 
Mr. Leonard Abreu moved the question. Motion was defeated. Debate 
resumed for another period. 

On a motion to stop debate: 
YES 246 NO 55 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 97 



The vote on Mr. Polubinski's main motion was: 
YES 281 NO 32 
which is more than the required 2/3. It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 20. To see if the Town will vote to amend the zoning By- 
Law and the Zoning Map to change the following area from Single Family- 
District RB to Apartment Residence District RM. 

A certain parcel of land situated on the Southerly side of Russell Mill 
Road in Chelmsford, Massachusetts and described as follows: 

Northerly by Russell Mill Road ninety-one and 04/100 (91.04) feet: and 
Easterly by land now or formerly of Delia Bujnowski one hundred thir- 
ty-one and 03/100 (131.03) feet: and 

Northerly still by said land of Delia Bujnowski one hundred seventy- 
nine and 95/100 (179.95) feet: and 

Easterly still by said land of Delia Bujnowski two hundred fifty and 
99/100 (250.99) feet, and 

Easterly by land now or formerly of Oscar Freeman, Trustee of Laurel 
Freeman and land of the Town of Chelmsford, on seven courses total- 
ing one thousand eight hundred eleven and 26/100 (1811.26) feet: and 
Southerly by land now or formerly of D & B Home Builders, Inc. two 
hundred fifty-five and 00/100 (255.00) feet more or less to the center 
point of Russell Mill Pond: and 

Westerly along the center of Russell Mill Pond two thousand one hun- 
dred ten and 00/100 (2110.00) feet more or less: and 
Northerly by land now or formerly of Lloyd C. Greene, Jr., three hun- 
dred thirty-five and Oo/lOO (335.00) feet more or less: and 
Westerly still by said land of Lloyd C. Greene, Jr., on three courses to- 
taling four hundred and 37/100 (400.37) feet: 
said parcel containing 24.8 acres of land, more or less: or act in relation 
thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 20. Regarding rezoning on Mill Road, Mr. John Balco 
moved for dismissal, which was voted unanimously. 

After much discussion as to how the $95,000.00 voted under Article 19 
could be acquired, Mr. Gerald Lannan moved for reconsideration of Article 
16 for the purpose of returning to free cash $80,000.00 from the Board of 
Health account that had been transferred at the June 28, 1971 special town 
meeting under Article 18. 

It was so voted. 

UNDER ARTICLE 16. Mr. Gerald Lannan moved that the town amend Ar- 
ticle 16 by transferring back to free cash $80,000.00 of the $182,640.00 that 
had been transferred from surplus funds to the Board of Health at the spe- 
cial town meeting held June 28, 1971 under Article 18. 

On a show of hands the Moderator declared the motion passed. 



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Southwesterly by land now or formerly of Irma D. Stanton three hun- 
dred sixty-eight and 82/100 (368.82) feet: and 

Northwesterly still by said land of said Irma D. Stanton eighty-nine 
and 26/100 (89.26) feet: and 

Westerly still by said land of Irma D. Stanton thirty and 49/ 100 
(30.49) feet: and 

Southwesterly still by said land of Irma D. Stanton on three courses 
totaling four hundred fifty-five and 85/100 (455.85) feet: and 
Southerly still by said land of Irma D. Stanton thirty-one and 75/l00 
(31.75) feet: and 

Westerly and Northwesterly still by said land of Irma D. Stanton on 
two courses totaling two hundred six and 08/100 (206.08) feet: and 
Southwesterly still by land of Irma D. Stanton to the center of Russell 
Mill Pond on four courses totaling seven hundred nineteen and 48/100 
(719.48) feet more or less: and 

Northwesterly along the center of Russell Mill Pond seven hundred 
thirty and 00/100 (730.00) feet more or less: and 

Northerly by land now or formerly of D & B Home Builders, Inc. two 
hundred fifty-five and 00/100 (255.00) feet more or less: 
Said parcel containing 23.8 acres, more or less: or act in relation 
thereto. 

Mr. Gerald Lannan moved for reconsideration of Article 19. 
It was so voted. 

Mr. Edmund Polubinski moved for a reconfirming vote of Article 19 
which had already passed by a vote of YES 281, NO 32, which was more 
than the required 2/3. 

The Moderator declared the motion carried with eleven opposing votes. 

Selectmen 



ARTICLE 21. In the event of affirmative action under Article 20 to 
see if the Town will vote to purchase or otherwise acquire for municipal 
purposes the following area: 

A certain parcel of land situated on the southerly side of Russell Mill 
Road in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, and described as follows: 

Northerly by land now or formerly of the Town of Chelmsford, on 

three courses totaling two hundred fifty-eight and 00/100 (258.00) feet: 

and 

Easterly still by said land of the Town of Chelmsford on eight courses 

totaling one thousand four hundred fifty-one and 84/100 (1451.84) feet: 

and 

Northeasterly still by said land of the Town of Chelmsford, on two 
courses totaling three hundred seven and 81/100 (307.81) feet: and 
Southeasterly by the Billerica Chelmsford Town line three hundred 
twenty-nine and 34/100 (329.34) feet: and 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 99 

UNDER ARTICLE 21. Regarding Mr. Lannan's motion pertaining to tak- 
ing of land on Mill Road for municipal purposes, this motion was dismissed. 

Mrs, Gerry Hoye questioned the presence of a quorum. 

Mr. Robert P. Sullivan then asked that Article 22 regarding zoning on 
Parkhurst Road and Smith Street be considered so that he might move for 
dismissal which would remove the necessity of counting for a quorum. 

ARTICLE 22. To see if the Town will vote to change the zoning clas- 
sification of the following described parcel of land from R. B. (Single Resi- 
dence) District to R. M. (Apartment Residence) District; 

That certain parcel of land situated in Chelmsford, bounded and de- 
scribed as follows: 

Southerly by Smith Street, twelve hundred seventy and 5l/l00 

(1270.51) feet: 

Southwesterly by the Junction of said Smith Street and Parkhurst 

Road, forty-five and 76/100 (45.76) feet: 

Northwesterly by said Parkhurst Road, six hundred eighty-six and 

23/100 (686.23) feet: 

Northerly by the Southerly line of State Highway (Route 3 — no ac- 
cess) nine hundred three and 5/100 (903.05) feet: and 

Easterly by land now or formerly of Edward Vondal, et al, two hun- 
dred forty-eight and 36/100 (248.36) feet: 

or act in relation thereto. 

By Petition 

UNDER ARTICLE 22. Regarding zoning on Parkhurst Road and Smith 
Street, Mr. Robert P. Sullivan moved for dismissal. It was so voted. 

Mr. Gerald Lannan moved for adjournment at 12:10 A.M. It was so 
voted. 

DANIEL J. COUGHLIN, CHARLOTTE P. DeWOLF, 

Moderator Town Clerk 



AND YOU ARE DIRECTED to serve this Warrant by posting attested 
copies thereof at the McFarlin School All Purpose Room, Chelmsford Cen- 
ter: North Elementary School Auditorium: Junior High School Band Room: 
East Chelmsford School: By am School Cafetorium: Westlands School Caf- 
eteria: North Elementary School Auditorium: Senior High School Gym: 
South Row School Auditorium: South Row School Auditorium: Westlands 
School Cafeteria seven days at least before the time appointed for holding 
the meeting aforesaid. 

HEREOF FAIL NOT and make return of the Warrant with your doings 
thereon to the Town Clerk at the time and place of holding this meeting 
aforesaid. 



100 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

GIVEN UNDER OUR HANDS this 28th day of October, 1971. 

GERALD J. LANNAN 
EUGENE J. DOODY 
PAUL C. HART 
HOWARD E. HUMPHREY 
THOMAS F. MARKHAM, JR. 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, SS. Chelmsford October 29, 1971 

Pursuant to the within Warrant, I have notified and warned the inhab- 
itants of the Town of Chelmsford by posting up attested copies of same at 
the following places, wit: McFarlin School All Purpose Room, Chelmsford 
Center: North Elementary School Auditorium: Junior High School Band 
Room: East Chelmsford School: Byam School Cafetorium: Westlands 
School Cafeteria: North Elementary School Auditorium: Senior High School 
Gym: South Row School Auditorium: South Row School Auditorium: West- 
lands School Cafeteria, seven days at least before the time appointed for 
holding the meeting aforesaid. 

WILLIAM E. SPENCE 
Constable of Chelmsford 



WARRANT FOR SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

December 27, 1971 
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, SS. 

To the Constable, or any other suitable person of the Town of Chelms- 
ford. 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth aforesaid, you are hereby request- 
ed to notify and warn the legal voters of the Town of Chelmsford to meet 
in the large gymnasium of the Chelmsford High School on the 27th day of 
December, 1971 at 8:00 p.m., then and there to act upon the following ar- 
ticles, viz: 

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
December 27, 1971 

The special Town meeting was called to order at 8:12 P.M. by Modera- 
tor Daniel J. Coughlin, Jr., recognizing the presence of a quorum. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 101 

Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, Mr. Gerald Lannan moved that 
the reading of the Sheriff's return on the warrant be waived. It was so 
voted. 

Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, Mr ; Gerald Lannan moved that 
the reading of the entire warrant be waived. It was so voted. 

The following Tellers were appointed by the Moderator: 
Robert Sullivan Arnaud Blackadar Thomas Firth 

Harold Davis William Murphy Charles House 

ARTICLE 1. To see if the Town will vote to transfer a certain sum of 
money from available funds to the highway department snow and ice re- 
moval account, or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 1. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moves that the town vote to 
transfer from available funds the sum of $30,000 to the highway depart- 
ment snow and ice removal account for snow and ice removal purposes. 
It was so voted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 2. To see if the Town will vote to transfer a certain sum of 
money from the Selectmen's conference expenses account to the public 
buildings department, repairs, equipment and expenses account or act in 
relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 2. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moves that the town vote to 
transfer the sum of $1,200 from the Selectmen's Conference Expenses ac- 
count to the public buildings department, Repairs, Equipment and Ex- 
penses account for building repair and renovation purposes. 
It was so voted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 3. To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum 
of $121,000 from an account entitled "Board of Health — Sanitary Landfill" 
to the conservation fund to be used for the acquisition of land for conser- 
vation purposes, or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 3. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moves the town vote to trans- 
fer the sum of $121,000 from an account entitled "Board of Health — Sani- 
tary Landfill" to the Conservation fund to be used for the acquisition of 
land for conservation purposes. Mr. Katison, Attorney for D & B Incor- 
porated, Developers, presented a set of slides covering their proposed use 
of Mill Road property. Mr. Carl Seidel, 25 Ruthellen, presented a set of 
slides showing the Mill Road property as it now is. 

Mr. Allan H. Watson moved that debate be stopped. It was seconded 
by Gerald J. Lannan. A hand vote was taken. 

YES 367 NO 10. More than the 2/3 required. Motion carried. 

A hand vote was taken on Mr. Lannan's motion to transfer $121,000. 
YES 367 NO 9. More than 2/3 motion carried. 



102 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

ARTICLE 4. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to acquire in fee simple by purchase, by eminent domain or oth- 
erwise for conservation purposes, in accordance with Mass. General Laws, 
Chapter 132A, Section 11 and Mass. General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 8C 
as amended, the following described land: 

The land in Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts on the 
southerly side of Mill Road, formerly called Russell Mill Road, and being 
shown on a plan entitled "Plan of Land in Chelmsford, Mass., belonging to 
Maurice W. and Fernande A. Rochette, surveyed September 1947, by J. C. 
& W. T Monahan, C. E.'s" which plan is recorded in Middlesex North Dis- 
trict Registry of Deeds, Plan Book 81, Plan 177, and bounded: 

Northerly by said Mill Road two hundred thirty-nine and 94/100 

(239.94) feet, more or less: 

Easterly one hundred thirty-one and 3/l00 (131.03) feet, more or less: 

Northerly again one hundred seventy-nine and 95/100 (179.95) feet, 

more or less: and 

Westerly one hundred thirty-three and 78/l00 (133.78) feet, more or 

less, said last three courses being by land now or formerly of one Buj- 

nowski, as shown on said plan: 

Northeasterly, easterly and southeasterly in part by a fence line and in 

part by a stone wall by land now or formerly of Vernoica M. Chinelini- 

ski and by land now or formerly of the Town of Chelmsford, as shown 

on said plan, twenty-two hundred twenty and 15/100 (2220.15) feet, 

more or less: 

Northeasterly two hundred fifty-eight and 60/100 (258.60) feet, more 

or less, and 

Northeasterly and easterly fourteen hundred fifty-one and 5/l00 

(1451.05) feet, more or less: 

said last two courses being by a stone wall by land now or formerly of 

said Town: 

Northeasterly again by a stone wall by land now or formerly of said 

Town three hundred seven and 35/100 (307.35) feet, more or less: 

Southeasterly again by a stone wall by land of owner unknown three 

hundred twenty-six and 80/100 (326.80) feet, more or less: 

Southwesterly three hundred seventy-one and 90/100 (371.90) feet, 

more or less: 

Southwesterly ninety and 50/100 (90.50) feet, more or less: 

Southwesterly again five hundred twenty-two and 78/l00 (522.78) feet, 

more or less: 

Northwesterly again two hundred fourteen and 20/100 (214.20) feet, 

more or less: and 

Southwesterly again five hundred sixty-five and 9/100 (565.09) feet, 

more or less: said last five courses being by a stone wall and by land 

now or formerly of Irma D. Stanton: 

Northwesterly, westerly and southwesterly by Russell Mill Pond 

thirty-three hundred (3300) feet, more or less, and 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 103 

Northwesterly by a stone wall two hundred six and 50-100 (216.50) 
feet, more or less. 

Excepting from the above described land that portion conveyed by the 
grantors, Maurice W. Rochette and Fernande A. Rochette to Charles Free- 
man, et UX by deed dated June 15, 1953 and recorded in said Registry of 
Deeds, Book 1226, Page 225: 

And further excepting that portion of the said land conveyed by D & 
B Home Builders, Inc. to Lloyd C. Greene, Jr. by deed dated August 10, 
1967 and recorded with said Registry of Deeds in Book 1808, Page 164: 

And further excepting that portion of the said land conveyed by D & 
B Home Builders, Inc. to the inhabitants of the Town of Chelmsford by 
deed dated July 6, 1966 and recorded with said Registry of Deeds in Book 
1791, at page 540. 

Said land to be held, managed, and controlled by the conservation 
commission for the promotion and development of the natural resources 
and for the protection of watershed resources of said town; and further for 
the purpose of acquiring said land and for the purpose of paying, in whole 
or in part, any damages for which the town may be liable by reason of the 
taking of said land by eminent domain, to see if the town will vote to au- 
thorize the selectmen to expend the sum of $135,000 from the Conserva- 
tion Fund, or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 4. Mr. Edmund Polubinski moves that the town vote 
to authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire in fee simple by eminent 
domain for conservation purposes in accordance with Massachusetts Gen- 
eral Laws, Chapter 132 A, Section 11, Chapter 79, and Chapter 40, Section 
8C as amended, the following described land with the trees thereon: 

The land in Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts on the 
southerly side of Mill Road, formerly called Russell Mill Road, and being 
shown on a plan entitled "Plan of Land in Chelmsford, Mass., belonging to 
Maurice W. and Fernande A. Rochette, surveyed September 1947, by J. C. 
& W. T. Monahan, C. E.'s" which plan is recorded in Middlesex North Dis- 
trict Registry of Deeds, Plan Book 81, Plan 177, and bounded: 

Easterly one hundred thirty-one and 3/100 (131.03) feet, more or less; 

Northerly again one hundred seventy-nine and 95/100 (179.95) feet, 

more or less; and 

Westerly one hundred thirty-three and 78/100 (133.78) feet, more or 

less, said last three courses being by land now or formerly of one Buj- 

nowski, as shown on said plan; 

Northeasterly, easterly and southeasterly in part by a fence line and in 

part by a stone wall by land nowor formerly of Veronica M. Chinelini- 

ski and by land now or formerly of the Town of Chelmsford, as shown 

on said plan, twenty-two hundred twenty and 15/100 (2220.15) feet, 

more or less; 

Northeasterly two hundred fifty-eight and 60/100 (258.60) feet, more 

or less, and 

Northeasterly and easterly fourteen hundred fifty-one and 5/100 



104 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

(1451.05) feet, more or less; 

Said last two courses being by a stone wall by land now or formerly 

of said Town; 

Northeasterly again by a stone wall by land now or formerly of said 

Town three hundred seven and 35/100 (307.35) feet, more or less; 

Southeasterly again by a stone wall by land of owner unknown three 

hundred twenty-six and 80/100 (326.80) feet, more or less; 

Southwesterly three hundred seventy-one and 90 100 (371.90) feet, 

more or less; 

Southwesterly ninety and 50/100 (90.50) feet, more or less; 

Southwesterly again five hundred twenty-two and 78/100 (522.78) feet, 

more or less; 

Northwesterly again two hundred fourteen and 20/100 (214.20) feet, 

more or less; and 

Southwesterly again five hundred sixty-five and 9/100 (565.09) feet, 

more or less; said last five courses being by a stone wall and by land 

now or formerly of Irma D. Stanton; 

Northwesterly, westerly and southwesterly by Russell Mill Pond 

thirty-three hundred (3300) feet, more or less, and 

Northwesterly by a stone wall two hundred six and 50 100 (206.50) 

feet, more or less. 

Excepting from the above described land that portion conveyed by the 
grantors, Maurice W. Rochette and Fernande A. Rochette to Charles Free- 
man, et ux by deed dated June 15, 1953 and recorded in said Registry of 
Deeds, Book 1226, Page 225; 

And further excepting that portion of the said land conveyed by D & 
B Home Builders, Inc. to Lloyd C. Greene, Jr. by deed dated August 10, 
1967 and recorded with said Registry of Deeds in Book 1808, Page 164; 

And further excepting that portion of the said land conveyed by D & 
B Home Builders, Inc. to the Inhabitants of the Town of Chelmsford by 
deed dated July 6, 1966 and recorded with said Registry of Deeds in Book 
1791, at page 540. 

Said land being a portion of the land conveyed to D & B Home Build- 
ers, Inc. by Maurice W. Rochette and Fernande A. Rochette by deed dated 
September 12, 1966 and recorded with Middlesex North District Registry 
of Deeds in Book 1768, at page 21. 

Said land to be held, managed, and controlled by the Conservation 
Commission for the promotion and development of the natural resources 
and for the protection of the watershed resources of said town. 

Mr. Edmund Polubinski further moves under Article 4 that for the 
purpose of acquiring said land and for the purpose of paying in whole or in 
part, any damages for which the town may be liable by reason of the tak- 
ing of said land by eminent domain that the town vote to authorize the 
selectmen to expend the sum of $135,000 therefor from the Conservation 
Fund. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 105 



Mr. Allan H. Watson moved that debate be stopped. Mr. Gerald J. Lan- 
nan seconded. A hand vote was taken. 

YES 447 NO 19. More than the required 2/3, 

A hand vote was taken on Mr. Polubinski's motion authorizing the 
Board of Selectmen to acquire the above described land. 

YES 486 NO 5. More than the required 2/3 for passage. 

Mr. Polubinski further moved the sum of $135,000 be expended from 
the Conservation Fund in payment of the above taking. 
A hand vote was taken. 

YES 487 NO 5. More than the required 2/3 for passage. 
On motion of Mr. Gerald J. Lannan the meeting adjourned at 9:05 P.M. 
DANIEL J. COUGHLIN, JR., CHARLOTTE P. DeWOLF, 

Moderator Town Clerk 

AND YOU ARE DIRECTED to serve this Warrant by posting attested 
copies thereof at the McFarlin School All Purpose Room, Chelmsford Cen- 
ter: North Elementary School Auditorium: Junior High School Band Room: 
East Chelmsford School: Byam School, Cafetorium: Westlands School Caf- 
eteria: North Elementary School Auditorium: Senior High School Gym: 
South Row School Auditorium: South Row School Auditorium: Westlands 
School Cafeteria, seven days at least before the time appointed for holding 
the meeting aforesaid. 

HEREOF FAIL NOT and make return of the Warrant with your doings 
thereon to the Town Clerk at the time and place of holding this meeting 
aforesaid. 

GIVEN UNDER OUR HANDS this 16th day of December, 1971. 

GERALD J. LANNAN 
EUGENE J. DOODY 
PAUL C. HART 
HOWARD E. HUMPHREY 
THOMAS F. MARKHAM, JR. 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, SS. Chelmsford December 17, 1971 

Pursuant to the within Warrant, I have notified and warned the inhab- 
itants of the Town of Chelmsford by posting up attested copies of same at 
the following places, wit: McFarlin School All Purpose Room, Chelmsford 
Center: North Elementary School Auditorium: Junior High School Band 
Room: East Chelmsford School: Byam School, Cafetorium: Westlands 
School Cafeteria: North Elementary School Auditorium: Senior High 
School Gym: South Row School Auditorium: South Row School Auditori- 
um: Westlands School Cafeteria, seven days at least before the time ap- 
pointed for holding the meeting aforesaid. 

WILLIAM E. SPENCE 
Constable of Chelmsford 



106 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 




L. James Glinos Martin Ames Robert D. Hall 

Carol C. Cleven James M. Geary, Jr. 

James M. Geary, Jr., Chairman 

Martin Ames, Vice Chairman J. James Glinos 

Robert D. Hall, Secretary Carol C. Cleven 

Thomas L. Rivard, Superintendent 

The Annual Report for 1971: A Record of Selected Educational Events 
of Special Interest and Importance 



Year 


Teachers Non-Teachers Budget* 


Expenditures* 


Enrollment 


1967 


350 


95 


$3,666,470.00 


$3,432,196.00 


7,355 


1968 


406 


117 


4,432,420.00 


4,189,625.00 


7,806 


1969 


441 


240 


5,437,988.00 


5,242,026.00 


8,296 


1970 


474 


256 


6,416,116.00 


6,200,184.00 


8,755 


1971 


486 


260 


7,296,850.00 


7,070,708.00 


9,002 


1972 


498 


268 


** 




9,384*** 



* Includes Federal Funds 
** Not Finalized at Time of Printing 
*** Anticipated 



The year 1971 saw several positive changes for the students of the 
Chelmsford Public Schools and for the community at large. 

The major item was, of course, the voting of the bond issue by the citi- 
zens of Chelmsford for the 2400 pupil three year High School. Unfortu- 
nately, until this new school opens in 1974, emergency measures must be 
taken in order to house the students at all grade levels. 

It was indeed most gratifying to see the responsible leadership of the 
community units in support of the project. It was an action that indicated 
that the citizens of Chelmsford will not change their priorities and relegate 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 107 

education to a back seat on the American scene because of the present 
economic situation that the nation faces. Our future, especially in a de- 
mocracy, still depends on the education and awareness of our citizens. In- 
stead of "cutbacks" in school support, we should be finding ways to in- 
crease the base of financial support on the national and state levels in 
order to provide better and more extensive opportunities for all our citi- 
zens. The quality and success of the education we provide in our schools 
should be measured by how well it prepares our children to become adults 
who possess not only a competence in fundamental skills and problem 
solving, a capacity for lifelong learning, a real understanding of the varied 
aspects of physical and mental health, but also, and above all, a mind 
which has been nurtured by the kind of curriculum which produces under- 
standing, concerned, and motivated citizens. Well known anthropologist, 
Margaret Mead, expresses it this way: — 

"We must teach ourselves how to alter adult behavior; we 
must create new models for adults who can teach their chil- 
dren not what to learn, but how to learn, and not what they 
should be committed to, but the value of commitment." 

For this to happen adults must also be committed, committed to pro- 
viding the most enlightening educational experiences within the power of 
public education. 

In-Service and Summer Workshops 

Effective education for all students calls for a great deal of planning 
and for a faculty possessing those skills necessary to establish an appro- 
priate learning climate. Toward these ends a program of in-service and 
summer workshops for the instructional staff has been initiated. The pur- 
pose of these workshops is to provide for staff members experiences which 
will enable them to work together and grow professionally in areas of com- 
mon concern. This past year the summer program included: 

Curriculum Workshops — (1) Elementary Language Arts, (2) Elemen- 
tary Social Studies, (3) Elementary Mathematics, (4) Secondary Home 
Economics, (5) Health Education, (6) Secondary Social Studies, (7) Secon- 
dary English, (8) Contractual Writing Workshop, and (9) Analysis for Pro- 
fessional Growth for All Administrators and Supervisors. 

The fall in-service program included workshops in: (1) Language Arts 
in the Primary Grades, (2) Individualizing Math Instruction, (3) Improve- 
ment in the Teaching of Primary Reading, (4) Science Curriculum Im- 
provement Study, (5) Lab for Improving Teaching Strategies in Social 
Studies. 

Examples of Curriculum Activity: 

The outcomes of these in-service and summer workshops were reflect- 
ed in many of our educational programs. As one staff member said: 
"The workshop programs made the participants more 
aware not only of the current changes actually taking place 
in society, their causes and effects, but also the school's abil- 



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ity to understand them, deal with them, grow with them, and 
perhaps ultimately to help shape them." 

Some examples of curriculum activity are contained in the following 
excerpts from reports filed by school personnel with the superintendent. 

(From the High School Principal): "The school year 1971, like all of its 
predecessors, was full of challenges. The increased enrollment in the high 
school, the implementation of a curriculum to meet the needs of all the 
students, the maintenance of adequate class size, the increased use of me- 
dia, and the concept of independent study have made it necessary to in- 
crease the length of the high school day. To relieve the overcrowding in 
classes, a flexible modular schedule and an open cafeteria and study hall 
concept have been adopted. 

Chelmsford High School, in its philosophy, believes that education is a 
never-ending process that enables the individual to become an active par- 
ticipant in a society. This concept of the individual is reflected in its edu- 
cational philosophy which takes as its major premise the provision of an 
educationally exciting environment. Such an environment stimulates the 
student's development, nourishes his individual talents, and preserves his 
unique humanity. Maintaining this concern for individual attention in a 
complex institution results in a highly personal educational experience. 

A flexible curriculum which uses the multi-stimuli method encourages 
the student's active participation in the learning process. This active in- 
volvement, in turn, develops the insight and discriminating reason neces- 
sary for a creative spirit. Constant revision and evaluation ensure the 
organic vitality of such a curriculum. 

Although "formal" education is only one segment of the lifelong pro- 
cess, it is the responsibility of the Chelmsford High School to present a 
formal education experience sufficient to meet the present needs and fu- 
ture endeavors of all its students. Moreover, that responsibility also in- 
cludes recognizing worth and dignity of each student regardless of his 
deficiencies or disadvantages." 

(From the Head of our Secondary Guidance Department): "The Guid- 
ance Department at the secondary level has been increasingly involved in 
problems that originate outside the school setting. Some of these have to 
do with drugs, some with disruptions within the family, and others with 
circumstances that create family crises ranging from loss of loved ones, to 
deciding what the family can afford in the way of post-secondary educa- 
tion. 

Every pupil at the secondary level has a counselor — a person to 
whom he can turn when the need arises. Counselors are also available for 
academic and vocational assistance. 

The Cooperative-Study Program, now in its second year, has been very 
beneficial in providing on-the-job-training in occupations ranging from ap- 
prentice carpenters to dental assistants. Fifty students have been involved 
in this program each year. 



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Computer services are available to Chelmsford High students through 
a cooperative effort with Nashoba Regional Tech. Through this service 
students are able to: (1) Locate two year and four year colleges as well as 
technical training programs that feature the characteristics important to 
the student (2) Learn about hundreds of different occupations (3) Dis- 
cover scholarship sources. 

Psychiatric consultation can be arranged on request for families and 
students through the counselors at any of the three secondary schools." 

(From the Head of our Secondary Foreign Language Department): 
"This year the Foreign Language Department offered a first semester mini- 
course in Russian. Because of the enthusiastic response, the course is be- 
ing offered a second time, and a second level is being considered as a pos- 
sible offering for next year. 

Individualized study programs in Spanish are being offered to a few 
students. These programs stress student learning at an individualized rate 
or speed and closely incorporate numerous educational aids. 

Two trips are being planned for Europe: a ten day tour to Spain during 
the spring recess and a six week study program to France during the sum- 
mer vacation." 

(From the Head of our High School Mathematics Department): "The 
Mathematics Department, continuing in its five year plan, implemented a 
second level calculus course and another advanced mathematics course for 
juniors. Individual programmed instruction for students was begun to per- 
mit specialization in mathematics areas of personal interest. Logic and 
three-dimensional geometry has been added to the program of study for 
geometry students. Continued interest in the four year study of mathe- 
matics by students has created additional math classes in the senior year. 

A computer terminal tying in Chelmsford High School with the new 
computer facility at Nashoba Regional Technical High School was started 
in November. 

Members of the Mathematics League team won top honors in their di- 
vision last June and continued their success by winning the October meet 
which was held at Chelmsford High School." 

(From the Head of our High School Science Department): "During the 
past two years the Science Department has implemented several phases of 
its long range plan. 

In the area of biology we have introduced for the general student a 
course entitled Ideas and Investigations in Biology. This course is a labora- 
tory oriented science program which is relevant to the needs of society 
today. It is designed around five general concepts which are shown to be 
interelated. Advanced biology has been divided into semester offerings, 
allowing students the increased opportunity to elect microbiology, anato- 
my or physiology. 

A unified approach to chemistry instruction has been developed with 



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increased coordination and a major commitment to large group instruction. 
Differentiated staffing has helped to increase the availability of the labora- 
tory both to teachers and students. A course in advanced chemistry has 
been instituted which has provided the additional challenges of a physical 
science to the students. A significant portion of the instruction in this 
course is individualized. 

The area of physics has seen increased amounts of time used for lab- 
oratory inquiry and experimentation. Interdisciplinary work has begun be- 
tween the physics and the electronics departments. This has given the 
students an increased opportunity for training in both theoretical and 
practical electronics. 

Throughout the department, extensive and exceedingly beneficial use 
has been made of the modular time schedule. Science classes meet twice 
a week for seventy-two minute laboratory blocks. The laboratories are be- 
ing used at about 95% utilization. The staff is available during the day for 
extra help and individualized instruction." 

(From the Head of our High School English Department): "During 1971 
the English Department has continued to concern itself with the funda- 
mental skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Primarily through 
the rotation of teachers with quarterly, semester, and yearly units, a re- 
structuring process included within the five-year plan, it has, however, 
prepared courses which now focus upon a specific genre, theme, skill, or 
chronology. 

Through approximately thirty definitive programs such as Journalism, 
Utopias, Individualized Reading, American Short Story, Looking at Lan- 
guage, American Studies, and the British Sampler, the English Department 
has also redoubled its efforts to involve students in the joint teacher-stu- 
dent task of devising courses that will meet both student needs and inter- 
ests. The English Department has, furthermore, continued to offer three 
electives — in Writing Workshop, in Drama Workshop, and in Reading 
Workshop — to an intermixture of sophomores, juniors and senior stu- 
dents." 

(From the Head of our Secondary Industrial Arts Department): "Sid- 
ney P. Martland, the United States Commissioner of Education, has stated 
many times that education must move forward toward meeting the occu- 
pational goals of students to enter the labor market. It must provide that 
type of learning experience for youth to fulfill jobs that do not even exist 
today. 

To achieve the above aims Chelmsford High School has been provid- 
ing learning experiences that will allow the student to make occupational 
decisions that will influence him for the rest of his life. 

The Module scheduling at the High School this year has allowed us to 
provide an interdisciplinary approach to such subjects as Architectural 
Drawing and House Construction. A mini-course in surveying has also 
been incorporated into the above course. The House Construction classes 



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have built a refreshment stand for the Student Council as well as a ticket 
booth for the Athletic Department. These experiences give our students 
an opportunity to perform full size construction projects as well as provide 
a service to the community. 

The interdisciplinary approach has also been developed between elec- 
tronic classes and physics classes. Students in physics classes are taking a 
short mini-course in electronics this year for the first time. 

One of the most popular courses in the industrial arts area is the ac- 
tivities class that is offered to girls who have an interest in the areas of 
woodworking, art metal, silk screening, or candle making." 

(From the Head of our High School Business Department): "The Busi- 
ness Education Department at Chelmsford High School has as its broad 
aim or objective the teaching of basic business education, which involves 
those aspects of business that are a concern to all persons who have as 
their goal employment in business, either immediately upon completion of 
high school or after a period of additional study. 

At the present time, eight hundred students are enrolled in various 
course sequences within the business department. There are fourteen dif- 
ferent course offerings and thirty-seven class sections meeting daily. 
Areas of specialization include communication skills, filing, typewriting, 
bookkeeping, stenography, office machines, and data processing. There 
are approximately twenty-five business students enrolled in the coopera- 
tive education program working part time in local businesses." 

(From the Junior High School Principal): "Following are some high- 
lights of which we at the Junior High are particularly proud. These ac- 
complishments are due to the fine faculty and staff we have available to 
help our young people prepare for the future. 

Art — mini-courses offered for grade nine; interdisciplinary program 
with science and English departments. 

Band — a full time master assigned to the Junior High School; field 
trips to the Boston Pops and to the Greater Boston Youth Symphony; par- 
ticipation in the TriTown Festival, Inter-school Tour and Fine Arts Festi- 
val. 

English — establishment of a viable non-college curriculum in grade 
nine utilizing appropriate study materials and speakers from area busi- 
nesses; incorporation of teacher-prepared Communications and Composi- 
tion units for Grade 8; realization of team teaching in both an intra and 
inter-departmental basis; incorporation of learning activity packages (stu- 
dent contracts for greater individualization of instruction); rotation of 
teachers to take advantage of teacher strengths; involvement of depart- 
ment members in the presentation of workshops at the spring meeting of 
the Massachusetts Council of Teachers of English; selection of the depart- 
ment to host many visitors from other systems as a result of recommenda- 
tions made by the Massachusetts Department of Education; participation 
of teachers in Guided Self Analysis as a means of improving instruction of 



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techniques; establishment of an audio-visual library of commercial and 
teacher/student prepared video tapes, slipe tapes and films; grants from 
MEC of Polaroid cameras for use in connection with visual composing proj- 
ects; completion of summer workshop projects to complete Communica- 
tion and Composition Units for Grade 8 and classroom laboratory units for 
reinforcement and remediation of skills in all classes, 7 - 9; award of a new 
NDEA Title III project providing supplementary materials for learning kits, 
materials for composition correction and teacher training, and audio-visual 
equipment for improved preparation of instructional materials and greater 
variety of instructional techniques; establishment of "Chalk Talk" column 
in a local newspaper to keep residents informed of Chelmsford Junior High 
School activities; development of an ambitious and capable newspaper 
staff and drama club and organization of several successful book fairs. 

Foreign Languages — incorporation of new French texts at each 
grade level; inclusion of Spanish for eighth graders thus increasing the 
number of course offerings." 

(From the Coordinator of Mathematics): "The emphasis of mathe- 
matics in the Chelmsford School System is on mathematical structures 
learned in an atmosphere of active inquiry. The student is encouraged to 
think for himself and to realize that there are often a variety of ways to 
reach a solution. We have a spiral curriculum where the student meets 
many basic mathematical ideas very early on an informal level, and he 
broadens and deepens these concepts as long as he continues in the math- 
ematics sequence. 

Recent research in the teaching of mathematics has shown that learn- 
ing is not made more difficult when instruction includes complete, mathe- 
matically correct, and more sophisticated explanations. The modern ideas 
of mathematical structure make learning easier because they simplify and 
unify what the children have to learn. This stress upon more adequate 
understanding enables the Chelmsford School System to expose its stu- 
dents to more mathematics in the same time, and it will make the experi- 
ence of learning mathematics more rewarding for the student. 

Understanding of mathematical concepts and some skill with its tech- 
niques are necessary to both the application of mathematics in new situa- 
tions and to the creation of new mathematics, but these understandings 
and skills are far from sufficient. To apply and to invent mathematics 
one must develop proficiency in "problem solving". 

Throughout the Chelmsford Mathematics Program there are carefully 
planned activities that help the pupil to maintain skill and understanding 
as well as to review earlier work. Many unusual mathematical topics are 
presented to stimulate interest and to serve as enrichment. Drill of basic 
facts is presented in various ways that make it more palatable to the chil- 
dren as well as to the teachers. Our program contains many unusual topics 
and devices that clarify the standard material; broaden children's knowl- 
edge of mathematics; and stimulate interest, creativity, and discovery. 
Planned exposure to the ideas involved helps children see mathematics as 
an ever-growing structure which releases new ideas from basic concepts 



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and principles. 

Chelmsford's program coordinates proven teaching techniques and the 
latest developments in learning theory with the precise concepts of mod- 
ern mathematics. Our texts are written in a way that communicates the 
creative aspect of mathematics. At every stage children are encouraged 
to discover ideas for themselves, to look for interesting patterns and re- 
lationships, and to develop their own generalizations. New topics of inter- 
est to children are explored both because of their mathematical value and 
because they encourage children to put forth their best efforts." 

(From the Coordinator of Reading): "Reading research indicates that a 
reading program, in order to be effective, must start in kindergarten and 
continue through grade twelve. The program of reading instruction in 
Chelmsford is based on this premise and is one of gradual and continuous 
growth. 

Learning to read is a highly individualized matter due to unevenness 
in skills development, learning rate, interest and ability from child to child. 
It is the responsibility of the school to provide for these widely differenti- 
ated reading levels by employing capable teachers, by effectively organ- 
izing classroom groupings, by continually diagnosing and analyzing each 
child's reading, and by providing effective teaching methods and materials. 
Then, a well balanced reading curriculum can operate to supply students 
with the services they deserve. A program with such characteristics would 
comply with the U. S. Office of Education guidelines set up in the target 
for the 70's — "The Right to Read." 

Specific objectives of the reading program are: 

1. To develop each child's ability to read independently at his own 
level. 

2. To develop the ability to read different kinds of materials effec- 
tively. 

3. To develop the ability to read larger and larger units of material 
with sustained interest and attention. 

4. To develop the ability to read for different purposes and to vary 
reading rate and technique accordingly. 

5. To develop study skills which allow for effective reading in the 
content area. 

6. To develop the desire for reading as a leisure time activity. 

7. To develop critical, associative, and elaborative thinking. 

8. To develop reading tastes through independent reading." 

(From the Coordinator of Language Arts): "It is the goal of Chelms- 
ford's language arts program to develop in students an appreciation of 
their communications heritage, an awareness of role which mass media 
plays in contemporary communications, and some insights concerning the 
probable communications patterns and media of the future. The pervasive 



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role of mass media in today's world demands that both visual and verbal 
languages receive attention in the developmental English program. Verbal 
language (i.e. oral and written communication) remains, however, the spe- 
cial province and concern of the English program. The Chelmsford lan- 
guage arts program is, therefore, committed to developing in students an 
understanding of the nature of verbal communication; an appreciation of 
language and of the specialized applications in literature and in contem- 
porary media; an awareness of various usage levels and their appropriate 
application; a respect for language and for its role as a vehicle of persua- 
sion and evaluation; and an ability to communicate ideas, opinions, and 
feelings with precision and clarity. 

Recent years have witnessed the evolution of a grade 1-12 Scope and 
Sequence chart for the coverage of language arts skills, the adoption of a 
contemporary language arts text series in grades 3 - 6, and a multi-level 
spelling program in grades 1 - 6; the development of teacher-prepared text 
replacement materials for grades 1 and 2; and the preparation of extensive 
supplementary units in sentence building, dictionary skills, composition, 
and poetry study for the elementary grades. Many of the latter units have 
been selected for inclusion in the appendix of the Massachusetts English 
Advisory Report, in which guidelines for the teaching of English in the 
state of Massachusetts will be set forth. 

Elementary workshops in the summer of 1971 made possible revision 
of the skills. Scope and Sequence for grades 1-6 and the development of 
extensive teacher-prepared resource manuals for grades 3 - 6. Additional 
options introduced into the creative writing segment of elementary cur- 
riculum included Encyclopedia Britannica's Magic Moments film series, 
Ealing's Story Starter film loops, and several kits, manuals, and workshop- 
prepared visuals and units for use in grades 3-6. 

At the Junior High School level, two teacher-prepared components of 
a unit approach to the Junior High curriculum were completed during a 
1971 summer workshop, and are currently in use. in grade 8 classes. These 
units in Communications and Composition will eventually serve as a basis 
for curriculum revision in Grades 7 and 9. 

Steps toward increased individualization in grades 7 - 9 have taken 
several forms. Classroom laboratory materials were designed in summer 
workshops for the reinforcement and remediation of language skills. De- 
partment members who participated in a summer institute devoted to 
individualizing techniques and development of learning activities packages 
are now engaged in an in-service training project to share their experience 
and expertise with other members of the department. In addition, teacher- 
initiated projects in Guided Self Analysis (a method for teacher self-evalu- 
ation of instructional strategies) and in the development of materials for 
individualized instruction are in operation at the Junior High School and 
McFarlin School, respectively. 

Multi-media kits, developed primarily through Title III NDEA funding, 
are being used in connection with units on mythology, the Bible as litera- 
ture, and specific authors such as Shakespeare and Dickens. These kits 



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have proved invaluable as resources for contract approaches to student 
learning. 

The effective use at the Junior High School of innovative approaches 
such as team teaching, pupil contracts, visual composing, small group dis- 
cussion, and role playing and drama activities has been incorporated into a 
sound instructional program that has attracted the attention and interest 
of the State English Supervisor and many other visitors to the school sys- 
tem. As a result, staff members and student-produced materials have 
found places on the programs of a number of state-wide English confer- 
ences during the past year. 

In the Senior High School curriculum, reorganization has taken the 
form of a number of quarter-year courses in which developmental lan- 
guage, writing, and speaking skills are organized under thematic, genre, or 
literary era course structures whose objectives have been specified in 
terms of a variety of ability and interest levels. These courses constitute 
an attempt to organize the curriculum into more effective units in prepara- 
tion for eventual movement into an elective English program. Notable 
among these course units are the individualized reading courses which 
were considerably expended this year under NDEA Title III funding after 
a highly successful pilot in 1970-71. Film study has been incorporated into 
the English program as an extension of a 1969 Title I ESEA Grant, and op- 
tions for student involvement in videotape and slide tape composing ac- 
tivities have been provided in many courses. In addition, all sophomores 
are offered a single marking period course in which they analyze the spe- 
cialized visual and verbal language of mass media and engage in the plan- 
ning and production of a brief videotape. 

An interdisciplinary project involving two grade 11 classes in a joint 
English-Social Studies American Studies Course is now in its second year, 
and several elective offerings in creative writing and drama permit inter- 
ested students in grades 10 through 12 to work together in areas of com- 
mon interest. Five year plans call for increased attention to interdepart- 
mental projects and expansion of elective offerings. 

At all grade levels, increased use has been made of visual media 
including film videotape, transparencies, and filmstrips. In addition, fol- 
lowing a successful NDEA-funded, grade 5 pilot involving the creative use 
of tape recorders in the classroom, additional funding was received to pro- 
vide tape recorders for all grade 7 - 12 classrooms. The recorders are being 
used to create classroom listening centers, to prepare taped evaluation of 
student writing, to develop remediating materials for students with usage 
difficulties, and to record student discussions for subsequent evaluation. 

Recent research into the problems of English instruction, the effects 
of the media revolution, and increasing emphasis on greater individualiza- 
tion of instruction have created the demand for a more vital and varied 
English program than schools have known in the past. In Chelmsford, ev- 
ery attempt is being made to meet this demand through the development 
of a relevant and contemporary program at all grade levels." 



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(From the Coordinator of Social Studies): "The ratification of the 
twenty-sixth amendment to the Constitution of the United States of 
America in 1971 pointed out once again the tremendous responsibility 
the schools have for citizenship education. Citizenship does not occur at 
any magical age, be it twenty-one or eighteen. It comes about following 
many years of development through an integrated and articulated program 
that has well defined goals. The social studies program in Chelmsford rec- 
ognizes its responsibility in the development of informed citizens fully 
aware of the need for insuring the dignity and worth of the individual, for 
personal involvement in improving the society they have inherited, and for 
recognizing the interdependence of all peoples. 

If students are going to become intelligent participants in a free so- 
ciety, they must have the opportunity to become involved in a social stu- 
dies program that enables them to assume this role. 

Social studies in Chelmsford is a coordinated program from grades one 
through twelve. It gives much greater attention than in the past to the 
problem of sequential learning. After all, if students are to learn and use 
skills, concepts and generalizations from the social science disciplines, or 
develop attitudes, they must encounter situations upon many occasions 
throughout their school years. These cumulative experiences designed to 
reinforce each other will develop the desired goals — goals which research 
findings indicate are not easily achieved through single isolated experi- 
ences. Appropriate grade placement of these topics, concepts, and skills 
in Chelmsford is considered in the light of new developments in the psy- 
chology of learning and the findings of those who have been working with 
new materials. 

Social studies in Chelmsford emphasizes thinking processes needed 
by citizens. In a democracy the goal must be a thinking citizen, not a per- 
son who accepts ready-made ideas without critical examination. High pri- 
ority is given to the goal of developing the ability to inquire. Inquiry as a 
teaching strategy is more likely than other strategies to motivate interest 
in the social studies, develop meaningful learning of social science con- 
cepts and generalizations, and teach the thinking processes in inquiry 
methods of gaining knowledge. Through a process of inquiry students de- 
velop their own analytical questions and transferable generalizations, not 
just singular propositions about the topic studied. Inquiry strategies are 
used to help students develop their own criteria for evaluating sources of 
information. 

The social studies curriculum in Chelmsford provides opportunities for 
students to examine value conflicts in their society and to examine and 
clarify their positions on these conflicts. Students learn to identify value 
conflicts and the factual questions needing investigation as they examine 
such conflicts. They learn to use the social sciences to help them identify 
probable consequences of following different value positions and to select 
the course of action most likely to achieve their carefully thought out goal. 

The social studies program includes some topics which help students 



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in the task of developing their own philosophy of life; what is the good 
man, the good society, and the good life? 

A major criterion for selecting topics for study in the Chelmsford Pub- 
lic Schools is the importance of these topics in helping students under- 
stand the modern, rapidly changing world in which they live. Many topics 
could be used to teach the basic concepts of history, geography, economics, 
political science, sociology, and anthropology. Given the broad goal of citi- 
zenship education, however, most of the topics selected for study are re- 
lated to significant aspects of the modern world — to trends and relatively 
persisting problems which face the people of the world, such as poverty, 
population and intergroup relations. Students are introduced to the major 
areas of the world, since events in these places have such an impact upon 
their lives. The social studies gives greatly increased attention, therefore, 
to the non-western world, to Africa and Asia and to international relations. 

The current media revolution has had a tremendous impact on the 
student in a social studies classroom. The traditional single textbook has 
been replaced by a systems approach in the use of media that enables each 
student to become actively involved in his own learning. 

Films, filmloops, filmstrips, audiotapes, instructional television, study 
prints, trade books, primary and secondary source readings, transparencies, 
and artifacts are selectively employed to develop objectives and to take 
care of the range of interests, abilities, and learning styles that are found 
in every class. Students develop independent study skills as well as the 
ability to evaluate sources of information. The media used in the class- 
room are those media with which a citizen is bombarded during any typi- 
cal day. 

What happened in Chelmsford during 1971 that reflected the school 
system's concern with citizenship education? A- series of events highlight- 
ed the year and dealt with curriculum development and implementation, 
the professional growth of the teaching staff, the acquisition of federal 
funds, and the national and state recognition of staff members for their 
efforts in social studies education. 

Fifth grade teachers introduced their students to the study of "Man 
in His Environment." Students studied the resources of the earth and the 
interaction between man and his environment. This interaction has chang- 
ed through time, students discovered, and has enabled man to develop to 
an advanced state of technology but not without creating enormous en- 
vironmental and urban problems as he did so. 

Following four years of field testing the "Man and Society" course was 
implemented in grade seven. This- course builds upon what students have 
learned in the elementary grades. The program deals with human behavi- 
or: its physical basis, the family, socialization, behavior in groups and 
crowds, and intergroup relations. Experience with this course of study 
enables students of American history in grade eight and political science 
and American government in grade nine to use analytical concepts which 
historians and political scientists have borrowed from sociology and an- 



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thropology. It makes it easier for students to interpret our nation's history 
and political system as it fits into the wider social system. 

Efforts in developing a more interdisciplinary curriculum is evidenced 
in the work of Chelmsford High School students and staff. There has been 
a sharp increase in the numbers of students enrolling in social studies elec- 
tive courses. 1971 marked the implementation of "An Inquiry Approach in 
Western and Non-Western Studies" which provides students with the op- 
portunity of applying inquiry skills and integrating the humanities with 
history. Articulation and integration efforts are also part of the "American 
Studies" program being developed by two teachers with their sixty stu- 
dents. This program uses a thematic approach as it looks at the develop- 
ment of American society through its literature, history, architecture, and 
art. 

In order to be better prepared to meet the needs of students in the 
Chelmsford Public Schools, teachers at both the elementary and secondary 
levels participated in curriculum development workshops during the past 
summer and attended institutes and clinics dealing with the design of 
learning activity packages, inquiry teaching strategies, humanities, and in 
the analysis of their own teaching. Two Chelmsford Junior High School 
teachers participated in a program at Old Sturbridge Village that focused 
on the design of models for studying one's own community through its re- 
sources. They in turn will work with additional staff members in extending 
this technique. 

Chelmsford gained approval of two NDEA Title III projects in social 
studies totaling over $11,000. These federally funded projects will comple- 
ment the town's efforts in providing a more individualized and humanistic 
social studies program." 

(From the Coordinator of Science): "The Chelmsford Science Program 
strives to match the changing role of science in our society, and progress 
is being made to develop an articulate program for grades 1 - 12. 

During the past five years, the Chelmsford elementary science pro- 
gram has been changing from a science reader text (Concepts In Science) 
to a material-centered laboratory approach. After three years of trial, Sci- 
ence Curriculum Improvement Study (SCIS) was implemented in Septem- 
ber, 1971, in grades 1 through 3. Trial of this program is continuing in sev- 
eral schools at grades 4, 5, and 6 with system-wide implementation planned 
for September, 1972. 

Science Curriculum Improvement Study or SCIS, a National Science 
Foundation curriculum established in 1962 at the University of California, 
under the direction of Dr. Robert Karplus, is a sequential physical and life 
science program. It is a laboratory centered approach which combines 
content, process, and attitude, and provides each learner with opportuni- 
ties to participate according to his own level of ability, interact with his 
peers, and improve his understanding of both the products and processes 
of the scientific enterprise. Children are introduced to knowledge of scien- 
tific content through their experience- with diverse physical and biological 



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materials. And in the course of their investigations, they engage in ob- 
servation, measurement, interpretation, prediction, and other processes. 

The program helps children form positive attitudes toward science as 
they explore phenomena according to their own preconceptions, and they 
learn to cope confidently with new and unexpected findings by sifting 
evidence and forming conclusions. 

The program has been influenced particularly by Piaget's theories on 
how children acquire, organize, and conceptualize information. For ex- 
ample, early SCIS units place heavy emphasis on concrete experiences 
following the Piaget theory that the elementary school child is able to re- 
arrange the order of events in his mind, anticipate some effects of his 
actions and represent his thoughts to himself — as long as he has a con- 
crete base of experience from which to operate. 

The SCIS curriculum is divided into two subject area programs — one 
in physical science and the other in life science. Although both programs 
emphasize the use of the processes of scientific investigation, such as ob- 
serving, classifying, experimenting and hypothesizing, both place greater 
emphasis on understanding of fundamental concepts. 

The secondary level offers a comprehensive variety of specialized 
science courses which presents the opportunity for all students to gain in- 
sights into the broad spectrum of science or to pursue in-depth studies in 
areas of specialized interest. 

Several phases of the long range plan have been implemented during 
the past year. At the junior high level, these include a team teaching or- 
ganization for Introductory Physical Science (IPS), a greater emphasis on 
field studies in Ecology, and a trial of Intermediate Science Curriculum 
Study (ISCS). 

Intermediate Science Curriculum Study, a National Science Founda- 
tion curriculum established in 1966 at Florida State University under the 
direction of Dr. Ernest Burksman, is a sequential laboratory oriented pro- 
gram based on individualized instruction. 

The developers of the ISCS program had concluded that most students 
between the ages of 11 and 15 were progressing from concrete to abstract 
thinking and that members of this age group varied widely in their learn- 
ing rates. Considering these factors to be of critical importance, the ISCS 
project developed an entirely new program for the junior high school stu- 
dent — a program that recognizes his individuality and makes the most of 
his emerging conceptual ability. 

ISCS incorporates an instructional technique that allows each student 
to work at his own pace with content that is organized around some of the 
most basic and far-reaching concepts in science. The program aims at giv- 
ing the student a general education in science that is applicable to the 
wide diversity of school and life situations. 

The long range plan calls for continuing the trial at the seventh grade 



120 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

level and extending it to the eighth grade for students presently involved 
in the program. 

At the high school level, all of the science curriculum offerings are 
inquiry oriented with the major emphasis placed on laboratory experiences 
as the learning process. 

In the area of biology, two phases of the long range plan have been 
implemented. 

Advanced biology has been expanded to include one semester offer- 
ings in Anatomy and Physiology. General biology has introduced a new 
program called Ideas and Investigations in Science-Biology. 

IIS — Biology focuses on five great ideas: Inquiry, Evolution, Genet- 
ics, Hemeostasis, and Ecology. The student derives each idea himself 
through sequential laboratory investigations. 

The program forms a three-dimensional matrix in the process of learn- 
ing which encompasses: the conceptual framework of science, the pro- 
cesses of science, and the cultural and social implications of science. In 
this way, the program reveals an understanding of the relationship between 
the student's world and the world of science. 

Senior Science has been replaced by Ideas and Investigations in 
Science — Physical. IIS — Physical focuses on five great ideas: Predict- 
ing, Matter, Energy, Interaction, and Technology and follows a process 
similar to IIS — Biology. 

Student and teacher feedback indicates that these programs are ful- 
filling the objective of general science education, and the long range plan 
calls for their continuation next year. 

The future of science, including the role it plays in our society, will 
not be decided solely by the scientist but also by the non-scientist, as is 
evidenced by today's environmental concern. To make wise decisions, the 
non-scientist will have to have an understanding of the real nature of sci- 
ence. The Chelmsford Science Program is aiming for this goal." 

During the 1972 school year these reports by the school staff which 
places emphasis on programs and makes recommendations for changes 
and improvements to the curriculum, the facilities, and the method of in- 
struction will be reviewed in detail in special reports to the citizens of the 
community. 

The year 1971 was one of great accomplishment in the Chelmsford 
School Libraries. In January there were three large schools which had no 
library services whatsoever; the North, Center, and South Row Schools. 
March of 1971 saw the opening of a library at the Center School which is 
located in the cafeteria. The collection was meager at first, but enthusi- 
astically received by the children. Grades one through three have portable 
library carts in the classroom. These carts are refurbished periodically and 
rotated so there is variety in the collection. The facility is operated by a 
cadre of volunteer mothers. The North and South Row Schools presently 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 121 

have library collections which are borrowed by the teachers and used by 
students in the classrooms. In the very near future there will be instituted 
two more volunteer mother efforts which will make the books at these two 
schools available to the students as true library collections. The library at 
the South Row School is in a cul de sac in the corridor. 

The Harrington, Westlands, McFarlin and Byam Schools have librar- 
ies run by trained library aides and operated very efficiently during the 
year. With the exception of the McFarlin School, all these schools utilized 
volunteer mothers to help the aides in the library program. Students at all 
five schools were given help in learning how to use the library and the ref- 
erence materials available to them. First grade children had a regular story 
hour in the libraries each week, some hours were "read-aloud" programs 
using many of the famous story and picture books, others were sound- 
filmstrip programs. Many teachers brought reading groups to the libraries. 
Student groups came to the libraries to do independent research during 
each day and libraries were available for this purpose all day. 

Over eighty-two volunteer mothers have been involved in the ele- 
mentary school library program during the year. Without their services 
the program would have had much less impact, and services would have 
been curtailed. Much credit is due them, and sincere appreciation. Circu- 
lation figures were maintained at the Harrington, Byam and Westlands 
Schools. Upon totaling these figures, it was found that over 55,500 books 
and periodicals circulated during 1971. 

The elementary school library collections presently number 24,994 
volumes, including filmstrips, recordings, filmloops, and the like. Of this 
total, 7,456 volumes were catalogued and processed during the year. This 
volume of production was made possible through the establishment of a 
cataloguing and processing center which receives all library materials for 
the elementary schools. Once the materials are ready for the individual 
library, they are shipped to the school ready to be placed in the collection. 
All that remains to be done is the filing of the catalog cards. 

Each of the three small schools, the East, Quessy and Highlands have 
libraries located in the basement, a hall, and a hall-closet combination re- 
spectively. The East and Highland libraries are made available to the stu- 
dents by teacher aides; the Quessy library is open two days a week 
through the efforts of a volunteer mother. 

The Junior High School library added 992 volumes to its collection in 
1971, including four sets of encyclopedias, one of which was donated by a 
local business firm. In addition, 59 rolls of periodicals on microfilm were 
purchased. These acquisitions bring the total collection at this school to 
7,650. There were over two hundred class visitations. The circulation of 
books and periodicals was up from the previous year by about 30% to 
7,840. 

The High School library is moving in the direction of a more diversi- 
fied collection, having added to its holdings recordings, cassettes, and oth- 
er audio-visual materials. 1,200 books were accessioned during the year, 



122 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



over 100 recordings, and some 40 cassettes. 

Instructional Media Center. 

During the course of 1971, the structure of media services for the 
Chelmsford School System has undergone a radical change. At the begin- 
ning of the year, the only centrally organized media service was television: 
the Junior High School studios supplied all the elementary schools with a 
variety of locally and professionally produced programs. Each school and 
curriculum area was independently responsible for all other media equip- 
ment and materials: records, tapes, projectors, transparencies, and the like. 
By the end of the year, all media services were centralized under one of- 
fice, the Instructional Media Center (IMC). Equipment and materials for 
all programs and schools are now ordered, catalogued, and distributed 
through the IMC, at great savings in time and money. 

The IMC was established following the decision to remove the closed 
circuit television network which linked all the schools to the Junior High 
School Studio. Teachers had come to use television as an integral part of 
their program and it was necessary to fill the void caused by its removal. 
The IMC does this in a number of ways. First, it provides a central place 
where any teacher can locate any of the media resources of the entire sys- 
tem. Second, it provides personnel trained in how these materials can best 
be integrated into existing programs and lessons. Third, it provides work- 
shops for teachers in media use. Fourth, it provides a full time graphic 
artist/production specialist for creating artifact for classroom use. Fifth, 
it provides continued television service in several areas: elementary speech 
and phonics programs for the Center, Westlands, and North Schools, local 
broadcast potential at the Junior High (morning announcements, assem- 
blies, and special programs), local broadcast at the Senior High (with stu- 
dent production as an integral part of curriculum programs, such as the 
tenth grade English composition unit), and portable equipment for use at 
any school by teacher request. 

The IMC has only become completely staffed as of December and is 
still being set up. It is expected to be fully operating by the spring of 1972. 



Cooperative Project. 

The Byam and Harrington Schools are cooperating in a funded project 
known as Individually Guided Education along with other elementary 
schools in this area. 

IGE, as it is known, was developed by the federally funded Wisconsin 
Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning. In all of the co- 
operating towns, system administrators, principals of participating schools 
and their staff, plus outside consultants spent long spring and summer 
hours getting ready to go into IGE. Now, with schools in session, they are 
all working toward a common goal — the effective unfolding of learning 
plans that they are developing for each and every pupil. In all cases, the 
aim has been to determine the individual pupil's needs and interest and to 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 123 

provide for him learning opportunities that let him proceed at his own best 
pace. The basic ideas on which this program are founded are essential to 
the future progress of our elementary schools toward the excellence de- 
manded of today's world. These ideas often refute organizational and 
policy traditions that have for some time contradicted what we know about 
children and learning. In essence the IGE program is a thoughtful school 
organizational plan that requires that each child be recognized as an indi- 
vidual. It recognizes that since all children at a particular age would not 
be expected to wear the same size clothes, or to run a foot race and finish 
at the same time, that there should be little reason to expect these chil- 
dren to learn the same things to the same degree of proficiency or at the 
same rate. 

At the same time, this program intensely recognizes that a child feeds 
on success and challenge during a learning situation and that a healthy at- 
titude toward himself and toward school is essential to achieve maximum 
educational objectives. 

This program is creating an exciting and interesting educational en- 
vironment for teachers and students and is under continuing evaluation. 



Evaluation. 

From statements that have been made in previous annual reports, it 
should be quite apparent that the School Committee and the professional 
staff are concerned with the total program. Evaluation and measurement 
go on constantly. 

Standardized tests are used throughout the system to compare 
Chelmsford scores with national scores. Chelmsford's median scores are 
consistently above the national norms. 

The College Entrance Examination Board scholastic aptitude tests are 
given nationally. The scores of Chelmsford students speak for themselves. 
The list of colleges to which Chelmsford's graduates go and the academic 
success that they subsequently experience further attest to their ability 
and preparation. 

Equally important, however, in the process is the evaluation of pupil 
growth by experienced teachers who understand the goals of the school 
system and the standards that young people should meet. 

The ultimate test occurs when a person leaves high school and moves 
into a new role in life. Even here, efforts are made by the school to deter- 
mine whether or not the schools have performed as well as they could 
have. The testimony of employers, personal expression of satisfaction of 
the individual post graduates, records from post-secondary schools, rec- 
ords of contributions to the well-being of the community, and other sourc- 
es of information are used to evaluate the real effects of the educational 
program of the Chelmsford Public Schools. 



124 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

Enrollment 

Enrollment figures found at the end of this report show an increase 
of two hundred and forty-seven students. What this figure does not indi- 
cate is that the increase took place primarily at the secondary level. 

School Plant 

The new high school when it opens in 1974 will allow the present Sen- 
ior and Junior High Schools to house grades seven, eight and nine. The 
McFarlin School will revert back to elementary grade use thus allowing 
the elementary school gymnasiums and libraries to be used as originally 
intended in addition to releasing classrooms in the larger elementary 
schools for the kindergarten program. The master building plan which was 
prepared in 1968 is now being updated in light of the latest projected 
school enrollment figures. The 1972 school budget will include necessary 
funds to operate an effective plant maintenance program. The key to de- 
veloping an effective program is to schedule maintenance on a continuing 
and regular basis so that crisis situations are eliminated or at least arise 
infrequently. The old adage, "A stitch in time saves nine," applies at this 
point. A program of maintenance is a measure of economy rather than a 
source of questionable expense. 

Personnel. 

The personnel design for the Chelmsford Schools has attempted to 
meet the curriculum needs of the system. Primary consideration has been 
given to staffing classrooms. At the same time, it should be pointed out 
that proper staffing also means providing the necessary "back-up" people 
for the classroom teacher. 

Seventy-six resignations occurred during the school year 1970-71, rep- 
resenting 16 per cent based on the existing staff. This turnover figure is 
considerably below those of the past few years. 

During the school year covered by this report, 1430 applications, al- 
most twice the number processed last year, were received in the Chelms- 
ford School System. 

In addition to the replacements for teachers who had resigned, 12 new 
personnel were added to the staff. 

In grateful recognition for long years of dedicated valuable service to 
the youth and citizens of the town, citizens, School Committee and col- 
leagues recognize the retirement of the following: 

Herman F. Carrick 
Rudolph T. Hansen 
Wesley D. Harper 
John F. Larkin 
Mary B. Nebes 
Jack Peake 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 125 



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It was with deep sorrow that the community received the 
news of Mr. Harry Gallagher's death on March 2, 1971. While 
his career as business manager in Chelmsford was limited to 
but three years, during that period of time he had established 
himself as a true friend and a fine business manager. 



A Look at the Future. 

The Massachusetts Department of Education has just published ten 
educational goals for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. These goals 
will help to define performance objectives for learners, identify tasks to be 
performed by local and state educational agencies in giving life to those 
objectives, and help to determine means for evaluating learners' progress 
toward the goals. 

We believe that it is extremely important to reconsider the basic pur- 
pose of schooling as we study these goals. The time that we are now living 
in is one in which society has become relatively unfrozen and relationships 
are changing. This necessitates that schools re-examine the ways they 
organize and teach if they are to help each individual achieve acceptable 
goals to meet his needs. 

Finally, sincere thanks are once again extended to the town officials 
and boards, to the school personnel, to the Parent-Teacher Associations, to 
the Educational Advisory Committee, and to the citizens of Chelmsford for 
their cooperation and assistance. Their support and confidence have been 
both gratifying and appreciated. 

BUDGET ANALYSIS 

This year's proposed budget again reflects recent growth in school 
population as well as improved teaching services. The impact of the re- 
sultant current building program is reflected in the provision for an addi- 
tional twelve teachers. 

The School Committee shares the general concern over the fact that 
adequate support of our public school system appears to involve the impo- 
sition of an increasingly heavy burden on our local tax structure. This con- 
cern has prompted us to attempt every possible economy, short of those 
which might threaten to impair our present educational standards or fa- 
cilities. We still consider it our duty, however, to work for the continued 
maintenance and improvement of our standards. 

A summary of income and expenditures of the Chelmsford Public 
Schools for the year 1971 and the budget recommended for 1972 is con- 
tained in the Finance Committee's Annual Report and Recommendations. 



126 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



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NASHOBA VALLEY TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL 

DISTRICT COMMITTEE ANNUAL REPORT 

1971 

Nashoba Valley Technical High School reached full enrollment of 507 
in 1971, with our first class to graduate in June of 1972. Our educational 
community includes 422 boys, 85 girls and 42 instructors. Enrollment fig- 
ures, by town, as of October 1, are: Chelmsford — 208; Groton — 52; Lit- 
tleton — 74; Westford — 165; tuition students — 8. 



PROGRAMS 



DAY SCHOOL OFFERINGS 



Automotive 

Machine 

Metal Fabrication 

Mill & House Carpentry 

Electronics 

Electrical 

Graphic Arts 

Commercial Art and Industrial Photography 

Drafting 

Community Service Aide 

Distributive Education 
*Data Processing and Business Machines 
**Auto Body 
**Plumbing & Heating 

*In addition to the instructional uses of the new Data Processing and Bus- 
iness Machine Course, the equipment is also used for remedial teaching 
in academic subjects for our school and other schools in the district. A 
School Administration and Municipal Government Administrative Pro- 
gram is currently under study. 

**These are new programs this year, housed in leased quarters on Power 
Road in Westford about two miles from the school, in a new industrial 
facility. 

VOCATIONAL ASSESSMENT PROGRAM 

The Vocational Assessment Program initiated last year was highly 
successful in meeting the special needs of its enrollees. This year enroll- 
ment has increased to 25 students, with 1 full-time instructor and 5 part- 
time instructors from the regular day school staff. This program helps 
emotionally, intellectually and/or physically handicapped students to learn 
a vocation. 



128 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



ATHLETICS 

The District Committee and the school administration feel that, in ad- 
dition to the normal benefits, a comprehensive athletic program is essen- 
tial to the development of school spirit among students coming into a new 
school from the four district school systems. Accordingly, we offer inter- 
and intra-mural varsity and junior varsity participation in ice hockey, foot- 
ball, basketball, baseball, fencing and track. 



STUDENT COUNCIL 

The Student Council has established a Constitution, in cooperation 
with the administration, to provide the student body with procedures by 
which it may govern itself. One of the major council projects last year 
was a Christmas party for under-privileged children from the Spanish- 
American Center in Lowell. 



GUIDANCE 

Under the broad title of Guidance, we include personal career coun- 
selling, co-operative education and job placement activities. This year, in 
addition to regular counselling to the everyday needs of the students, we 
have senior class students currently working and studying in a co-opera- 
tive program between Nashoba Tech and local businesses. More than 50% 
of the senior class are on this program. They work in industry on alternate 
weeks earning while learning. Job placement requires establishing the 
contact between students and employers so that all graduates of this 
school have an opportunity to be employed in their chosen career. 



SERVICES TO THE DISTRICT 

One of the unique features of vocational education is the opportunity 
for mutual benefit to school and towns, by using municipal projects as in- 
structional activity. For example, the carpentry and electrical departments 
have done remodelling and wiring for the school departments in Chelms- 
ford, Littleton and Westford. Our commercial art department has designed 
brochures, letterheads, report covers, etc. for the municipalities and the 
graphic arts shop has undertaken numerous printing projects for the town, 
such as report cards, various school and municipal forms, etc. 

Nashoba Tech also serves the district by making its facilities available 
to numerous civic organizations for meetings and programs. 



EVENING SCHOOL 

The Evening School Program currently provides trade extension, ap- 
prentice training and novice level instruction in 21 courses to 512 adult 
men and women from the district. Courses offered are: 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 129 



*Trade Extension Courses *Trade Preparatory Courses 

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Antique Restoration 
Automotive Electronics 

Carpentry Machine Shop 

Electrical Code Small Engine Repair 

Electricity Welding 

Graphic Arts 
Plumbing and Heating 
Welding 

*Apprentice Training Program Novice Courses 

Offset Composition and Press Work Automotive — Men 

Automotive — Women 

Commercial Art 

Floral Design 

Photography 

Physical Fitness — Men 

Physical Fitness — Women 

Woodworking 

^Reimbursed Programs 



MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT TRAINING ACT 

The Manpower Development and Training Act provides 100% state 
and federally reimbursed training to people between the ages of 16 and 50, 
with 10 to 12 years education, unemployed, underemployed or unskilled 
and preferably heads of families. This year we are starting with a 20 week 
course in electrical appliance servicing and have an enrollment of 15 stu- 
dents. 

The district Senior Citizens enjoy a monthly luncheon prepared and 
served by our cafeteria staff, at a minimal cost. 

LONG-RANGE PLANNING 

The school administration and the long-range planning subcommittee 
are currently studying and developing a 5-year projection for vocational 
education needs in the district. 

The per pupil cost at Nashoba Tech has stabilized in 1971 at $2016. 
This figure lies in the upper quarter when compared with other schools 
like ours in the state. This per-pupil cost is the gross operating budget 
cost, divided by the number of students in the school. Vocational educa- 
tion, by its nature, is costlier than academic education, because of the 
highly specialized equipment and materials which are required for instruc- 
tion. In view of this expense, the state has, for many years, reimbursed the 
communities and districts for vocational education at the rate of 50% of 
the net operating cost of the school. This reimbursement is designed to 
bring the cost of vocational education into line with the cost of academic 



130 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

education. Additional reimbursements of 100% for transportation and 65% 
for bond issue payments, plus other reimbursements, substantially reduce 
the reported gross cost-per-pupil. 



NASHOBA VALLEY TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL 
DISTRICT COMMITTEEMEN 

Westford 

Percy O. Daley, Jr. (Chairman) 
Mrs. Avis Hooper 

Groton 

Jordan F. Waugh (Vice Chairman) 
Albert D. Martin (Secretary) 

Chelmsford 

Stratos G. Dukakis 
Eugene Keller 
Thomas F. Markham, Jr. 
Thomas A. St. Germain 

Littleton 

Harvey W. Atkins 
Augustine L. Kish 



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133 




POLICE DEPARTMENT 

Robert E. Germann, Chief 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

I herein respectfully submit, for your information and review, the An- 
nual Report of the Police Department for the fiscal year 1971. 

At the present time the department is made up of 39 permanent men. 

Chief of Police 

Robert E. Germann 



Leslie H. Adams, Jr. 
Armand J. Caron 



Edgar L. Auger 
Robert I. Auger 
John J. Bell 

Mark L. Burlamachi, Jr. 
John P. Campbell 
Frederick C. Dillon 
Blair J. Finnegan 
Raymond J. Francisco 
Barnard L. George 
James C. Greska 



Captain 

Richard F. Campbell 

Sergeants 

Walter E. Edwards, Jr. 
Pennryn D. Fitts 

Patrolmen 

Charles H. Hadley 
Charles D. Harvey 
Edwin R. Hodgson 
Robert C. Howe 
James J. Kerrigan 
Ronald A. Leach 
Russell H. Linstad 
Henry R. McEnany 
Mario A. Merluzzi 
James F. Midgley 
Phillip N. Molleur 



William F. McAllister 
Raymond P. McKeon 



John E. Redican, Jr. 
Edward C. Rooney 
Richard A. Simpson 
John B. Sousa 
Howard R. Ubele 
Daniel J. Walsh 
Eugene W. Walsh 
John O. Walsh 
William F. Walsh 
Norman L. Wellington 



134 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



Patrick W. Daly 
Michael Fitzgibbon 



Intermittent Patrolmen 

Charles R. Hillman, Jr. Thomas Ryan 
Lewis T. Hunter Robert J. Trudel 

Thomas P. Machado 



Grace Auger 



George W. Marinel 



Intermittent Policewoman 

Christina N. Park 

Police Matrons 

Mary Long Emily Peake 

School Traffic Supervisors 

Francis De Angelis John Reiss 

Secretary 

Louise A. Pigeon 

Clerk 

Nora F. Clifford 

Custodian 

Leroy Fielding 



Auxiliary Police 1971 

The Auxiliary Police were called upon on thirteen occasions during 
1971. The total man hours added up to eight hundred fifty-one and a quar- 
ter. During the summer months, a total of two hundred eighty man hours 
were turned in checking the homes of the people that were on vacation. 
This brings up a total of one thousand, one hundred thirty-one and a quar- 
ter hours donated to the town by the men of this unit. 

This unit meets on Monday evening of each week. Among the proj- 
ects worked on during these meetings is a Civilian Defense rescue truck. 
The men have secured a van body walk-in truck and are in the process of 
remodeling and outfitting it. The number of hours spent at these meetings 
comes to one thousand, nine hundred ninety-five. The grand total of hours 
donated by these men is three thousand, one hundred twenty-six and a 
quarter. 

Director 

Sgt. Walter E. Edwards, Jr. 



Co-ordinator 

Sgt. Basil Larkin (Retired) 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



135 



Emile Aberizk 
Robert Abreu 
Lloyd Anstey 
John Breen 
Bradley Buck 
George Brown 
Roger Claremont 
Robert Coates 
William Colmer 
John Daughraty 
Leroy Fielding 
Leo Flanagan 
Roger Gregoire 
Ralph Huslander, Jr. 



ROSTER 

Arthur Hansen 
John Hartnet, Jr. 
John Hibbard 
Paul Hines 
Robert Lloyd 
Fredrick Mehan, Sr. 
Manuel Mello 
Charles Miller 
Vernon Morris 
Ben Moseley 
Edward Norton 
Andrew Peterson 
George Peterson 
Thomas Peterson 
John Zaher, Jr. 



Phillip Poehler 
James Quinn 
David Ramsay 
John Reiss 
George Roscoe 
Louis Scharnberg 
Herbert Schofield 
Alexander Shover 
James Smalley 
Alphe Tremblay 
Raymond Tremblay 
Clifford Varnum 
Richard Wholey 
Ernest Woessner 



MISCELLANEOUS STATISTICS 



Calls answered by cruisers 
Summonses served 
Licenses suspended 
Accidents reported 
Personal injuries claimed 
Fatal accidents 
Mileage of cruiser patrol 
Special property checks 
Station lockups 
Citations issued 
Parking violations 
Doors and windows found open 



1970 



1971 



8,770 


9,084 


999 


1,066 


168 


148 


930 


835 


543 


449 


5 


4 


419,687 


353,985 


2,554 


2,809 


553 


745 


1,074 


1,134 


598 


640 


387 


189 



RECEIPTS TURNED OVER TO THE TOWN 

1970 



Photocopying machine 
Firearm permits 
Bicycle registrations 
Firearm identification cards 
Court fines 
Photographs 

Total 



$1,443.00 

692.00 

50.25 

434.00 

2,715.30 

192.00 



1971 

$1,849.00 

677.00 

67.75 

394.00 

2,468.05 

297.00 



$5,526.55 $5,752.80 



Training and education are still foremost within the department. At 
this time we have men attending Northern Essex, Northeastern and Mid- 
dlesex Community College. 



136 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

Other training courses which our personnel have attended within 1971 
are as follows: 

Northeast Chapter Mass. Heart Assoc. — 

Multi Media First Aid 2 Men 

State Police Training School — 

Advanced Fingerprinting, Boston, Mass. 1 Man 

Northern Middlesex Police Academy, Lowell, Mass. 4 Men 

Northeast Chapter Mass. Heart Assoc, Andover, Mass. 15 Men 
State Police Training School — 

Breathalyzer, Lowell, Mass. 14 Men 

District Attorney Middlesex County — 

Project Prep Narcotic Enforcement 3 Men 

Department of Attorney General — 

Advanced Narcotic & Drug Law Enforcement 2 Men 

State Police Training School — 

Basic Narcotic & Drug Law Enforcement 2 Men 

Babson College — Police Management Institute 1 Man 

U. S. Treasury Dept. — Alcohol, Firearm, Tobacco Div. 

Crime & Gun Control — Northeastern Suburban Campus 2 Men 
State Police Training School — Basic Teleprocessing 12 Men 

State Police Training School — 

Firearm, Securities, Article Phase of Teleprocessing 2 Men 

Treck Photographic Inc. 1 Man 

An intricate part of the department is the Criminal Bureau. It is their 
task to investigate all major crimes within our jurisdiction. They are also 
responsible for most of the investigations involving juveniles. Within the 
past few years we have had an increasing and tremendous growth in drug 
abuse. We have now established within the Criminal Bureau, a Drug Bu- 
reau consisting of two inspectors who are assigned to full time drug inves- 
tigations. 

We also at this time would like to bring to the attention of the towns- 
people a new drug education program being started in the Chelmsford 
school system. This program is put on with the co-operation of the Chelms- 
ford school department. Two inspectors from the Criminal Bureau Drug 
Division are travelling to the elementary schools in the different sections 
of our town. This program consists of a display of drugs and implements 
and a lecture-question-answer program. 

Our safety program has had another very successful year. Safety pro- 
grams are continuing to be set up in the elementary schools, thus acquaint- 
ing the children with the hazards of every day safety. 

Within the past year we have had three men transfer from our depart- 
ment to other areas. Donald J. Butler, who has been with us for 13 years, 
has now transferred to the Chelmsford school department as School At- 
tendance Counsellor. Ronald Wikander has left us and transferred to the 



1970 


1971 


18 


39 


37 


11 


1,433 


1,574 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 137 

Chelmsford Fire Department, and Ronald Pick has left us for private busi- 
ness. 

This year while patroling the more than 260 miles of roads in our town 
the mobile units have covered 353,985 miles. We would like to extend our 
sincere thanks to the Bournival-Chrysler Plymouth Inc. of Lowell, Massa- 
chusetts for donating our safety car. We would also like to express our 
thanks to Manzi Dodge Inc. of Lowell, Massachusetts for another car they 
donated to be used for safety and education. We also have seven mobile 
units; five, of which are marked, two of which are unmarked and used by 
the Criminal Bureau. 

ARRESTS 

Crimes against persons 
Crimes against property 
Crimes against public order 

Total 1,488 1,624 

DISPOSITION OF CASES 1971 

Released 150 

Fined 1,005 

Placed on probation 33 

Suspended sentences 10 

Filed 71 

Not guilty 27 

Dismissed 18 

Sentenced to House of Correction 6 

Committed to Youth Service Board 6 

Returned or committed to Middlesex County Training School 15 

Committed to Lowell Mental Health 1 

Ordered to pay 19 
Turned over to out of town police departments, State Police and Courts 66 

Turned over to Armed Forces Police 2 

Cases pending and continued in court 195 

In conclusion, I offer my thanks and appreciation to the various offi- 
cials and department heads, the captain, sergeants, patrolmen and the citi- 
zens of the town, for their continued help and cooperation. Because of 
their combined efforts I am sure Chelmsford is a better and safer place in 
which to work and live. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Robert E. Germann 
Chief of Police 



138 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 




FIRE DEPARTMENT 

Frederick H. Reid, Chief 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

I hereby submit my report of the Fire Department for the year ending 
December 31, 1971. 

In 1971 the Fire Department inspected one hundred and eighty-six 
mercantile and commercial establishments for the purpose of making rec- 
ommendations for fire safety and prevention. One hundred and thirty-two 
re-inspections were made to protect the safety of the general public and 
assure compliance with state statutes. 

The cooperation of our local business community has been outstanding 
and the department is appreciative of their help and understanding. 

In addition, every three months the department has inspected all 
schools, theaters and nursing homes. 

During the summer fire safety programs were held for the staffs of all 
four nursing homes in the town. 

During fire prevention week the department conducted an all day fire 
safety program for several hundred boy scouts and their parents. The use 
of the building and grounds of the South Chelmsford Rod and Gun Club 
were made available for this program, through the courtesy of the mem- 
bers of that organization. 

In the morning, classes were held inside for groups of scouts. Subjects 
discussed were: the various types of fire extinguishers and their proper 
use, danger of false fire alarms and how to develop an emergency evacua- 
tion plan for the home. Two timely fire prevention films were also shown 
during the morning program. The aid and cooperation of the scouts was 
sought in the fire department's continuous campaign to prevent fires. 

The afternoon program included an outside demonstration of the fire 
extinguishers on test fires. The boys were given an opportunity to use the 
various types of extinguishers on a real fire. A team of fire fighters dem- 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 139 

onstrated rescue techniques by using the aerial ladder and strokes stretch- 
er to remove a simulated victim from the roof of a building. As a finale to 
the day's program, a small building was set on fire. On signal, the fire com- 
panies responded and extinguished the fire as they would at an actual fire. 
This day long program was well received and was given extensive cover- 
age by the local newspaper and a Boston television station. 

During the year several hundred youngsters have been given conduct- 
ed tours of the various fire stations and have been supplied with fire pre- 
vention literature. 

Your fire department in cooperation with the fire department of Bil- 
lerica and Dracut has established a library of fire safety films. These films 
are available to any group or organization and a program may be arranged 
by calling or writing the fire prevention bureau. 

As a result of a complete ban on outside burning, the number of brush 
fires have been reduced from 257 calls in 1969 to 95 calls in 1971; although 
we did respond to several dump fires totaling several hundred man-hours 
and millions of gallons of water prior to the use of the Lowell incinerator. 

In February we opened the new West Chelmsford Fire Station. This 
now gives us four permanently manned stations which enable us to provide 
better fire protection throughout the town. 

A new 1000 G.P.M. pumper will be delivered in the spring as part of 
our continuing rotation plan whereby we purchase a new pumper every 
five years. 

For 1972, the department recommends that we replace a 1964 pick-up 
truck now in use at the Center Fire Station with a new % ton pick-up 
This vehicle is used for transporting equipment to the various stations, 
picking up hose after fires and plowing all fire stations. 

I would again like to congratulate and thank the men of the depart- 
ment for continuing to maintain the high standard of courage and ability 
that has always been shown in the past. 

I wish to express my thanks to all town officials and employees for 
the excellent cooperation given to the Fire Department during the past 
year. 

Respectfully submitted, 
FREDERICK H. REID 
Fire Chief 



FIRE CHIEF 
Frederick H. Reid 

DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF 
Edward G. Quinn 



140 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



Robert C. Spaulding 
William H. Thayer 



CAPTAINS 

Charles S. Galloway, Jr. 
Allen C. Mello 



Thomas P. Miskell 
Arthur G. Anderson 
Bertrand E. Dixon, Jr. 
Charles Ferreira 
Edward J. McGovern 
Robert K. Adams 
Alvin F. Wetmore 
Jack D. Hadley 
Harvey M. Miller 
Robert A. Bennett 
Robert A. Gagnon 
Harold J. Pierce, Jr. 
Donald A. Weber 
Paul D. Henderson 



PRIVATES 

Peter T. Wetherbee 
Francis J. Conlin 
Donald A. Drew 
James T. Cutter 
Gerald D. Tonks 
Richard P. O'Neil 
Robert L. Hughes 
Thomas J. Curran 
James H. Spinney 
James P. Flaherty 
Joseph F. Lynch 
Paul D. Hayes 
Terrence A. Goode 
William H. Hadley 



Leo A. Martin 

Emil R. Magiera 

Philip Dube 

Ronald J. Sawicki 

Joseph E. Staveley 

John P. DePalma 

Walter F. Adley, Jr. 

Dennis Vargeletis 

Michael A. Blazonis 

Richard L. Grenon 

Ronald L. Johnson 

Wallace V. Maybury, Jr. 

William V. Cady, Jr. 

Ronald O. Wikander 

(Rrov.) 



CALLS FOR ASSISTANCE IN 1971 



Jan Feb Mar Apr May June Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Total 



Accidents 




2 


1 


1 


3 


2 


2 


4 


1 


1 





2 


3 


22 


Brush 







1 


13 


28 


22 


11 


5 


2 





11 


2 





95 


Building 




7 


7 


11 


11 


2 


12 


5 


11 


8 


5 


11 


11 


101 


Dump 










6 


12 


12 








1 














31 


False Alarm - 


Malicious 


5 





1 


3 


4 


4 


3 


12 


5 


6 


7 


2 


52 


False Alarm - 


Accidental 


2 


2 











4 


2 


1 





4 








15 


Miscellaneous 




25 


10 


11 


40 


35 


25 


23 


21 


12 


19 


16 


18 


255 


Lock Outs 




1 


1 


1 


1 


1 


2 











5 


1 


6 


19 


First Aid 




3 





1 


2 


2 


4 





1 


1 





2 


1 


17 


Mutual Aid 







1 





2 





2 


1 





1 











7 


Resuscitator 




5 


9 


12 


8 


5 


9 


7 


10 


5 


9 


8 


9 


96 


Vehicle 




6 


8 


8 


6 


4 


9 


11 


6 


6 


13 


6 


5 


88 


Drowning 













1 


























1 


TOTALS 




56 


40 


65 


117 


89 


84 


61 


66 


39 


72 


55 


55 


799 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 141 

REPORT OF THE FIRE STATION BUILDING COMMITTEE 

Eugene Silet, Chairman 
Edward Hoyt, Secretary Frederick H. Reid, Fire Chief 

Peter Vennard Ralph House 

At the Annual Town Meeting of March 1970, it was voted and money- 
appropriated to construct a fire station to be located in West Chelmsford. 
A committee consisting of Eugene Gilet, Ralph House, Peter Vennard, 
Frederick Reid and Edward Hoyt was appointed. Contracts were awarded, 
construction started and the building was occupied in February of 1971. 

There remain one or two minor items of equipment to be paid for fol- 
lowing which the committees' work will be concluded with a balance from 
the original appropriation to be returned to the town We considered it an 
honor and a privilege to be of service to the Town of Chelmsford and our 
thanks are extended to any and all who assisted us in the completion of 
this station. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDWARD HOYT 
Secretary 



THE EAST CHELMSFORD FIRE STATION SITE COMMITTEE 

In April of 1971 a committee was appointed by the Selectmen to select 
a site for a fire station in East Chelmsford to provide that section of town 
with equal fire protection with other parts of town. 

The members of the committee are: 
Timothy F. O'Connor, Chairman 
Myles I. Beers, Clerk 
Thomas E. Firth, Jr. 
John E. Hibbard 

Edward G. Quinn, Deputy Fire Chief 
Frederick H. Reid, Fire Chief 
William E. Spence 
Francis J. Bindas 

The committee began holding- meetings early in May and continued 
through October with the final selection of a site on Carlisle Road in East 
Chelmsford. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MYLES BEERS 
Clerk 



142 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 




HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 

LOUIS R. RONDEAU 

Acting Superintendent of Streets 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: 
Town of Chelmsford, Mass. 



The following is a report of the Highway Department for the year 



1971: 



Year 

1945 
1955 
1965 
1971 



No. of Reg. Highway Employees 

10 
21 
27 
34 



The above figures do not include waste collection employees. The fol- 
lowing is a breakdown for waste collections: 





No. of Regular Waste 




Year 


Collection Employees 


Labor Expended 


1954 


3 


$8,104.30 


1960 


10 


32,556.77 


1971 


13 


105,258.54 



Due to the ban on burning at the town dump, the Town of Chelmsford 
was forced to use another location for disposing of its rubbish. The Board 
of Selectmen met with the City of Lowell officials and permission was 
granted to the Town of Chelmsford to use the Lowell Incinerator at a cost 
of $6.00 per ton. The use of the Lowell Incinerator was started on May 
26th and is to be used until the spring of 1972 at which time the town will 
utilize its own town dump and start sanitary landfill operations. 

Eighteen new streets, or 3.44 miles of road were accepted in 1971. 

Drainage and construction projects included the following: 

Arbutus Avenue — 55 feet 12" R. C. pipe. 

Mill Road — 150 feet 12 " R. C. pipe, one catch basin in- 

stalled. 

Davis Rd. and — 400 feet 12" R. C. pipe, 4 catch basins and 

Orchard Lane two manholes installed. 40 feet 12" asphalt 

corrugated pipe. Stone header built. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



143 



Graniteville Road 

Old Westford Road 

Hornbeam Hill Road 

Bishop Street 

Noble Drive 

Swain Road and 

Dunstable Road 
Sonora Drive 

Belmont Drive 

Westland Avenue 

Pineneedle Street 

Miner Avenue 

Pilgrim Road 



Plymouth and Wesley- 
Street 
Danforth Lane 

Chelmsford Farms 
No. 1 



280 feet 6" asphalt corrugated pipe. One 
catch basin installed. 

20 feet 13" x 22" pipe arch installed. Stone 
header built. 

35 feet 12" R. C. pipe installed. One clean- 
out basin built. 

350 feet 6" perforated pipe. Two catch ba- 
sins installed. 

140 feet 6" corrugated perforated pipe. One 
catch basin installed. 

150 feet 12" R. C. pipe, one catch basin in- 
stalled, stone header built. 
150 feet 6" corrugated perforated pipe. 
Leaching field built. 

400 feet 6" corrugated perforated pipe. 
Leaching field built. 

28 feet asphalt coated pipe, one catch basin 
installed. 

One catch basin installed. Leaching bed in- 
stalled. 

One catch basin installed. Leaching bed 
built. 

340 feet 18" aluminum pipe, two manholes 
installed. The brook at this location, approx. 
1615 feet was cleaned out. (Easement given 
by property owner) 

200 feet scarified, re-shaped, re-gravelled 
and treated with asphalt. 
100 feet scarified, re-shaped, gravelled and 
oiled. 

The brook running through this development 
was cleaned by hand alleviating a drainage 
condition that existed in that area. (Work 
done in drainage easement.) 



Bituminous concrete Type 1-1 top course was laid on portions of the 
following streets: Graniteville Road (at Richardson Road), Westford Street 
and the intersection of Boston Road and Warren Avenue. 

The Chapter 90 maintenance project consisted of re-surfacing approx- 
imately 2000 feet of North Road with bituminous concrete. 

The Chapter 90 construction project consisted of starting the rebuild- 
ing of Acton Road, from the Westford Town Line towards Chelmsford Cen- 
ter. An area 700 feet easterly of the Westford line was completely exca- 
vated of unstable material an average depth of 10 feet. Gravel borrow was 
placed in this excavated area. This section of roadway will be allowed to 



144 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

settle until spring when construction will continue. Also, a new culvert 
was installed to replace the existing one. 

A bituminous concrete sidewalk, a distance of 1120 feet, was installed 
on Summer Street. Two hundred thirty feet of sidewalk on Church Street 
was excavated and re-surfaced with bituminous concrete. 

Clean-up days were conducted during the week of April 26 through 
April 30th. 

Two additional two-way radios were installed on two pieces of High- 
way Department equipment. 

New equipment purchased for the Highway Department in 1971 in- 
clude the following: One pick-up truck; two waste collection trucks; one 
sweeper broom; one truck chassis (to mount sander); three sand and salt 
spreaders and two snow plows. 

Construction of an addition to the highway garage on Richardson Road 
was erected consisting of a building 50' x 60' x 12' 6" high of aluminum 
roofing and rigid rib galvanized steel siding. 

The usual oiling of streets, including mix-in-places, brush cutting, re- 
placing, installing and making street signs, painting of traffic lines, clean- 
ing catch basins and repairing sunken catch basins, sanding, snow plowing 
and snow removal, drainage and general maintenance was performed 
throughout the year. 

After isy 2 years of dedicated service to the town as Superintendent 
of Streets, Mr. Frederick R. Greenwood retired on September 8, 1971. Mr. 
Greenwood left an enviable record of achievement running the department 
with efficiency and as economically as possible. He had the utmost respect 
of his personnel and we wish him many years of enjoyment in his retire- 
ment. 

Also, another dedicated employee, Mr. James F. Dunigan, Foreman of 
the Highway Department retired on April 30, 1971. We also wish him 
many happy years of retirement. 

I wish to thank the townspeople for their kind consideration and co- 
operation and the Police Department for notifying the department of dan- 
gerous conditions on the roads during the winter months. 

Respectfully submitted, 
LOUIS R. RONDEAU 
Acting Superintendent of Streets 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 145 




BOARD OF HEALTH 

Edward L. Tyler, Jr., Chairman 



Byron D. Roseman, M.D. Robert A. Finnic, Jr., Clerk 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL 

Director of Public Health 
Thomas W. Morris, R. S. 

Senior Clerk 
Alice E. Wheeler 

Public Health Nurse 

Louise S. Muir 

Lowell Visiting Nurse Association 

Board of Health Physician 
Benjamin Blechman, M.D. 

Plumbing Inspector, Civil Service 
William H. Shedd 

Permanent Intermittent Plumbing Inspector, Civil Service 
Richard M. Kelly 

In February 1971 the Board of Health appointed a new Director of Pub- 
lic Health, Mr. Thomas W. Morris to replace the retired Mr. Peter J. Saulis. 

State and local codes regarding existing water pollution and sewage 
disposal requirements were enforced. Systematic surveys are continuing 
to identify and eliminate the sources of pollution. 



146 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

With the closing of the town dump, forced by the State Department of 
Public Health, the people of Chelmsford appropriated funds for a Sanitary 
Landfill at the existing dump site. In September preliminary plans for the 
landfill construction were received from Camp, Dresser and McKee, con- 
sulting engineers. At November town meeting two parcels of land were 
rezoned for a waste disposal facility and approval was given to take the 
required extra land by eminent domain. The actual land taking proceed- 
ings occurred in December. 

During 1971, the Board of Health nurse has been involved in follow-up 
of persons having tuberculosis and other communicable diseases, and in 
planning and directing the school immunization clinics. 

With the assistance and cooperation of the school nurses, three series 
of pre-school clinics were held in the spring. A total of three hundred 
fifty-three children were seen at the clinics and were given a total of four 
hundred thirty-two immunizations. Three hundred sixty diphtheria-teta- 
nus boosters were given to first and twelfth graders. A total of one thou- 
sand twenty-two students received tine tests. In addition school personnel 
were also tested. 

During the year a total of one hundred sixty-one plumbing permits 
were issued including seven plumbing repairs. Thirty-nine were issued for 
hot water heaters installation. One hundred nineteen were issued for new 
sewage disposal system construction. Ninety-eight permits were issued 
sewage disposal systems repairs. 

A total of two hundred ninety-seven animals were inoculated during 
the annual Anti-Rabies Clinic under the direction of Martin A. Gru- 
ber, V.D.M. 



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150 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' SERVICES 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 

Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

During the fiscal year ending December 31, 1971, monetary and medi- 
cal assistance was provided to 78 cases representing 284 persons. 

The case load has continued its upward trend. Service work for vet- 
erans and their dependents continues to increase each year. 

During 1971 this department assisted scores of veterans and their de- 
pendents in filing for Veterans Administration and State benefits. 

Cash and Material Grants Account 

Year Expended 

1970 $51,058.00 

1971 66,374.00 

Respectfully submitted, 

TERRENCE E. O'ROURKE 
Veterans' Agent 



BOARD OF APPEALS 

Charles J. Higgins, Chairman 
John B. Hickey Mrs. Carol J. diCiero 

Mrs. Velma Munroe Mrs. Elizabeth Teeven 

Alternates 

Robert L. Kydd S. Robert Monaco 

During the past year the Board of Appeals conducted public hearings 
on petitions for 48 variances and/or special permits. 

Disposition of the 48 petitions was as follows: 

Variances and special permit»-granted 26 

Variances and special permits denied 14 

Petitions withdrawn 6 

Pending 2 

The board takes this opportunity to thank all town officials and towns- 
people F or their cooperation during the past year. 

Respectfully submitted, 
CHARLES J. HIGGINS 
Chairman 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 151 

PUBLIC LIBRARIES 

Adams Library, Boston Road, Chelmsford Center 

Anna C. MacKay Memorial Library 
Newfield St., North Chelmsford 




Library Trustees 

Roger P. Welch, Chairman 



Paul F. Jahn Jean R. Mansfield 

Elizabeth A. McCarthy Robert A. Noy 

Thomas C. Thorstensen 

The following is the report of the Library Department for 1971. 

Combined circulation 234,705 

Books purchased 3,200 

Recordings purchased 864 

8 mm films purchased 90 

Fine monies deposited with Town Treasurer $5,760.05 

State grant deposited with Town Treasurer 3,782.50 

Several gifts of books, paper backs, recordings and films have been 
received from interested citizens. Special mention is due The Friends of 
the Library, the local papers and Chelmsford Garden Club for cooperation 
and special services to the libraries. A very special "thank you" is due Mrs. 
Douglas Bragdon. She has given freely of her time and talent conducting 
book reviews. 

The requests for such special services as interlibrary book and film 
loans have increased considerably. A new service has been initiated at the 
main library. We have on loan Talking Books for the blind or near blind. 

The annual state grant should be considerably more in 1972. This 
grant is given to libraries that meet certain minimum state standards. In 
the past it has been figured on the 1960 census. In 1972 the 1970 census 
will be used at 36^ per capita. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDITH M. PICKLES, 
Librarian 



152 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



TRUST FUNDS OF THE CHELMSFORD LIBRARIES 



Year Ending December 31, 1971 



Fund 


12/31/70 


Interest New 


Withdrawal 


12/31/71 


Joseph Warren 


$ 871.21 


$ 45.89 $ 


$ 


$ 917.10 


Adams Emerson 


110.00 


5.79 




115.79 


Serlina G. Richardson 


293.70 


15.45 




309.15 


George Fund 


3,303.73 


174.07 




3,477.80 


Aaron George 










Cemetery Fund 


1,587.75 


74.96 


310.00 


1,352.71 


Amos F. Adams 


15,352.03 


755.49 


281.87 


15,825.65 


Albert H. Davis 


528.95 


28.09 




557.04 


Thomas P. Proctor 


5,851.31 


260.92 




6,112.23 


Nathan B. Edwards 


1,412.77 


74.41 




1,487.18 


Victor E. Edwards 


1,600.21 


85.10 




1,685.31 


Frederick B. Edwards 


9,119.83 


480.57 




9,600.40 


Flint Fund 


2,606.98 


137.35 




2,744.33 


Clement Fund 


11,788.79 


611.45 


593.15 


11,807.09 


Frances Clark 


811.22 


42.39 


27.75 


825.86 


Gertrude Wright 


1,316.03 


59.87 




1,375.90 


George W. Barris 


580.26 


28.48 250.00 




858.74 



$57,134.77 $ 2,880.28 $250.00 $ 1,212.77 $59,052.28 

Respectfully submitted, 

ELIZABETH A. MCCARTHY 
Treasurer Library Trustee Funds 



REPORT OF THE LIBRARY NEEDS COMMITTEE 

Thomas C. Thorstensen, Chairman 
Dr. Howard K. Moore Grace W. Pettee 

Elizabeth A. McCarthy Thomas A. St. Germain 

The Library Needs Committee has met regularly during the year in 
order to determine if a suitable site can be found for a new library. This 
site, in the opinion of the committee, should be in an easily accessible lo- 
cation and should meet the aesthetic and technical requirements of a ma- 
jor public library. 

The committee has not yet reached an agreement on a proposed site 
which it feels would be acceptable to the Town. 

The committee is continuing in their efforts. 

Respectfully submitted, 

THOMAS C. THORSTENSEN, 
Chairman 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 153 



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CEMETERY COMMISSION 

Arthur J. Colmer, Chairman 



Frank H. Hardy Arne R. Olsen 

George E. Baxendale, Superintendent 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

The past year has been one of great accomplishment, due to the num- 
ber of projects undertaken. The following activities report is submitted by 
the Cemetery Commissioners for the year 1971. 

Pine Ridge Cemetery has had two additional roads hot topped, making 
a new exit for funerals onto Forest Street. A chain link gate has been in- 
stalled at the Forest Street exit to prevent unnecessary traffic when fun- 
erals are not in procession. 

Several trees have been removed from the side and rear of the ceme- 
tery garage. Much effort has been extended for beautification: land has 
been loamed and seeded, a circular garden has been made in front of the 
cemetery garage on Billerica Road and, in addition, the garage has been 
freshly painted. 

Two hundred feet of chain link fence has been installed along one side 
of the Fairview Cemetery. Also cement foundations have been installed 
under the wooden gates to prevent the gates from sagging. Overgrown 
shrubs have been removed from the center of the cemetery to add to Fair- 
view's appearance. 

At the Forefathers Cemetery tomb doors have been sealed with ce- 
ment to prevent vandals from breaking door locks and entering the tombs. 
Old lots have been graded and seeded. Repair work is sorely needed on 
historical monuments. This is to be accomplished during the coming year. 

Extensive regrading and seeding have been done at Hart Pond Ceme- 
tery this year. 



154 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



During the year we have had a total of 85 funerals, listed as follows: 

Pine Ridge 52 

Forefathers 2 

West Chelmsford 6 

Riverside 4 

Fairview 18 

Hart Pond 3 

During the year we have sold 45 additional lots. 

Our income for 1971 is: $16,214.14. 

Net income from operations: $11,972.96. 

The Cemetery Department wishes to thank the highway, water, police, 
and fire departments for their cooperation in the past year. All have help- 
ed in the maintenance of Chelmsford's cemetery grounds. 

Respectfully submitted, 
ARTHUR J. COLMER, 
Chairman 




PARK COMMISSIONERS 

Arthur L. Bennett, Chairman 



Ralph E. House David P. Ramsay 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Park Commissioners David P. Ramsay and Ralph E. House elected Ar- 
thur L. Bennett chairman of the commission for the forthcoming year. 
Donald P. Gray was re-appointed superintendent. Plans were reviewed un- 
der the terms of the approved budget. 

A new tractor was purchased, flag poles were painted, shrubs planted 
and lawn seed, loam and fertilizer spread. The "old schoolhouse" was again 
a satisfactory place to store supplies and equipment. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 155 

Flags in the Center and North Chelmsford were maintained daily by 
the Fire and Police Departments. The flag at the intersection of North 
Road and Worthen Street was cared for by Captain William H. Thayer and 
the flag at Winship Park in West Chelmsford by Verne E. Woodward. 

The newly organized VFW joined the American Legion Posts in con- 
ducting memorial services on Memorial Day at the Center Common. For 
many years the Legion Posts have alternated in being the host for these 
traditional services. 

In 1971, the Park Commissioners agreed to, and published rules gov- 
erning the use of Chelmsford Parks. 

The Park Commissioners thank the Fire, Police and Highway Depart- 
ments, and the many garden clubs for their co-operation. 

Respectfully submitted, 
ARTHUR L. BENNETT, 
Chairman 



RECREATION COMMISSION 

William A. Dempster, Jr., Chairman 

Paul W. Murphy Donald J. Cleary 

Harry J. Ayotte Ralph B. Nolet, Jr. 

Haworth C. Neild James F. Gannon 

Edward J. Quinn, Director 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: 

The Recreation Commission during 1971 offered a considerable variety 
of programs for both boys and girls. We were again able to keep pace with 
the growing demand for both active and passive recreation and we enjoyed 
success in providing a few new programs. 

Youth baseball, basketball, hockey, skating, football grew at a remaik- 
able rate and placed a strain on the available facilities within the com- 
munity. We were successful in accommodating all who desired to partici- 
pate. Additional facilities will, however, be needed in the immediate 
future. 

Two new youth baseball fields were completed with the cooperation 
of the sewer commission on property in North Chelmsford for use by the 
younger groups. Both fields were used extensively. The U. S. Department 
of Agriculture is currently working on a detailed program for developing 
the Robert's property as a community recreation area. When the plans are 
completed in the spring of 1972 they will be presented to the board and the 
town for approval and hopefully action in developing the area. 

In the area of new programs, a community chess tournament was 



156 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

sponsored jointly with the Chelmsford Chess Club. The Jaycees assisted in 
a family kite flying day during the spring and we provided bus transporta- 
tion for the senior citizens for a day of Christmas shopping. With the as- 
sistance of the Groton Hills Ski area we presented a ski clinic and school 
and a minimum cost ski program at Groton Hills for residents who desired 
to participate. 

Several important changes were instituted in our summer program. 
Additional specialized instruction was offered as we continue to phase out 
the old baby-sitting service of the past. 

Pop Warner football was given a boost in Chelmsford and will be com- 
pletely operational in the fall of 1972. This program will accommodate an- 
other large group in active recreation. 

We are again grateful for assistance from all town boards and com- 
munity volunteers. This effort will insure continued growth. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WILLIAM A. DEMPSTER, JR. 
Chairman 



BUILDING INSPECTOR 

^^^^^ PETER J. McHUGH, JR. 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

The following is a report of the Building Inspection Department for 
the year 1971: 

There were 380 permits issued. 

The types of permits issued are listed below: 

No. of Estimated 

Permits Type Issued Value 

107 Dwellings valued at $2,119,000.00 

46 Permits to remodel valued at 144,574.00 

128 Additions valued at 395,575.00 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



157 



7 Storage garages valued at 

16 Signs valued at 

51 Pools valued at 

1 Bank valued at 

1 Tourist home valued at 

1 Garage valued at 

2 Industrial garages valued at 
9 Utility sheds valued at 

1 Office Building valued at 

1 Demolition 

2 Sidings valued at 
2 Stores valued at 

1 Restaurant valued at 

1 Repair barn valued at 

1 Roof fabricating valued at 

1 Trucking terminal valued at 

i Commercial roof valued at 

380 Permits with estimated value of 



193,800.00 

7,655.00 

168,375.00 

150,000.00 

48,000.00 

2,000.00 

77,000.00 

1,999.00 

50,000.00 

3,600.00 

100,000.00 

75,000.00 

2,500.00 

800.00 

30,000.00 

6,000.00 

$3,575,878.00 



Number of zoning violations inspected 34 

Number of business establishments inspected 28 

Amount received by the town for Building Permits $5,677.00 

Amount of salary appropriation 2,000.00 

Amount of Fees paid to Inspector for Inspections 2,872.00 

Amount disbursed from office expense 211.78 

Respectfully submitted, 
PETER J: McHUGH, JR. 
Building Inspector 



WIRING INSPECTOR 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

The following is a report of the Wiring Inspectors' Department for the 
year 1971: 

There were 479 applications for inspection issued. 

The different types of inspections made are as follows: 

Commercial, Industrial 112 

New homes, or old homes rewired 368 

Service changes, dryers, fire calls, additions, etc. 319 



158 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

Total 799 

Total fees collected by the town $3,443.00 

Total salary to Wiring Inspector $3,196.00 

Respectfully submitted, 
HAROLD M. TUCKE, JR. 
Wiring Inspector 

INSPECTOR OF ANIMALS 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

The following is the Animal Inspector's report for the year 1971. 
Number of dog bites 86 

Number of cattle 271 
Number of horses 96 

Number of goats 11 

Number of sheep 35 

Number of swine 475 
Number of cases of tuberculosis 

Respectfully submitted, 

MARTIN A. GRUBER, D.V.M. 

REPORT OF THE DOG OFFICER 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

The following is a report of my services as Dog Officer for the year 
1971: 

Stray dogs sold to individuals 32 

Stray dogs sold to medical schools 55 

Stray dogs disposed of 88 



Total stray dogs picked up 175 

Dogs picked up and returned to owners 94 

Complaints investigated 658 

Miscellaneous calls 2,399 

Dead animals picked up 322 

Miles traveled 13,271 

Respectfully submitted, 
FRANK WOJTAS 
Dog Officer 



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COMMITTEE TO STUDY THE PRESENT DOG LEASH LAW 

William L. Ary, Chairman 

Frank J. Wojtas Beatrice E. Beaubien 

Joseph R. Burns 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 

Town Hall 

Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

The Dog Leash Law Study Committee has reviewed available data 
pertaining to dog population, reported dog bites, number of complaints and 
number of strays picked up and have found no significant differences in 
these statistics before and after enactment of the present leash law. 

The committee requested citizen assistance through the local news- 
papers, and one paper presented, at some length, information concerning 
facts and figures of the overall dog situation and suggested that interest- 
ed persons contact the committee chairman. 

In response to these requests, the committee members received a total 
of four (4) written communications. 

From the information the committee has, we conclude that the pres- 
ent leash law is ineffective; however, due to the lack of interest by the 
general public, we are unable to make any recommendation that will be 
both suitable and economically feasible for the town. 

Respectfully submitted, 
WILLIAM L. ARY 
Chairman 



CONSERVATION COMMISSION 

Edmund Polubinski, Chairman 

Mrs. Kathleen L. Ehlers, Secretary 

John J. Balco Mrs. Florence H. Gullion 

Mrs. Esther F. Blechman Robert E. Howe 

Franklin J. Campbell 

At the special town meeting held in December, the townspeople by an 
almost unanimous vote authorized the Board of Selectmen to take by emi- 
nent domain a most attractive parcel of land off Mill Road. One of the 
most encouraging sidelights in land taking was the way the residents of all 



160 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

ages worked together to make this possible. Not a trace of a generation 
gap could be found. 

The firm of Lawrence W. Zuelke, landscape architects, resource ana- 
lysts and environmental education consultants, was retained in the plan- 
ning of the Crooked Spring Brook Reservation. 

It was with deep regret that we accepted the resignation of Mrs. Mar- 
garet E. Mills during this past year. Through her untiring efforts much was 
accomplished. We shall miss her. Our sincere appreciation is extended to 
her for the many years of dedicated and faithful service rendered to the 
Town of Chelmsford. 

Regular meetings were held monthly with numerous special sessions 
called due to the many items of urgent business on hand. Members attend- 
ed regional, county and state conferences, returning with a wealth of in- 
formation that we have implemented in carrying out the work of the com- 
mission. 

Under the leadership and guidance of Mrs. Kathleen L. Ehlers and Mrs. 
Esther F. Blechman, a thousand Frazier Fir transplants were distributed to 
the first grade students of the Chelmsford School System to be planted at 
a site of their choice. 

Appreciation and thanks is extended to the town officials, girl and boy 
scouts, garden clubs, and many other interested citizens who have so gen- 
erously given of their time and talent in helping to develop the land acquir- 
ed for conservation. 

Respectfu'ly submitted, 
EDMUND POLUBINSKI 
Chairman 



COUNCIL ON AGING 

Mary K. McAuliffe, Chairman 

Lillian E. Gould William H. Clarke 

Otis W. Gould George Marchand, Jr. 

Louise Bishop Mary V. Gagnon 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

On behalf of the Chelmsford Council on Aging, I wish to report the ac- 
tivities of our senior citizens for 1971. 

Monday: Rug braiding, arts and crafts. This is held at the Unitarian 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 161 

Church. 

Tuesday: Elks hall as a drop-in-center. Luncheon and activities. 
Wednesday: Nashoba Tech. Luncheon on a monthly basis. 
North School: Business meeting on a monthly basis. 

The senior citizens have volunteered 10,000 hours of their time during 
1971. This included making mittens and hats for Chelmsford Headstart 
youngsters, Tewksbury hospital and Bedford VA Hospital, etc. 

Membership in the senior citizens club is now approximately 250. 

The Council on Aging meets the third Tuesday of the month in the 
Elks hall at 10:00 a.m. All meetings are open to the public. 

Respectfully submitted, 
MARY K. McAULIFFE 
Chairman 



HISTORICAL COMMISSION 

Margaret E. Mills, Chairman 
(Resigned July I, 1971 ) 

John C. Alden Robert E. Picken 

William H. Drury Eliot W. Remick 

Vincent J. R. Kehoe Robert C. Spaulding 

George A. Parkhurst, Chairman 
(Appointed July 19, 1971 ) 

Under the authority of Chapter 40 of the General Laws of Massachu- 
setts, the Historical Commission has continued to conduct research on 
places and buildings of possible historical significance in Chelmsford. This 
work finds practical application when new highways are laid out, or other 
radical changes are made to the terrain; that might obliterate historical 
artifacts that could be examined or preserved if their presence had been 
previously noted and recorded. 

The commission would greatly appreciate the loan of any photographs 
or documents relating to buildings that are no longer in existence so that 
they could be copied and preserved for future reference. 

The commission was instrumental in the appointment of a Chelmsford 
Bicentennial Revolutionary War Celebration Committee to work with simi- 
lar committees in the surrounding towns and the state. Margaret E. Mills 
was appointed to represent the Historical Commission on this committee 
and, following her resignation, George A. Parkhurst was named to succeed 
her. 



162 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

In July Margaret E. Mills, who had been an active member of the com- 
mission since its inception in 1966, found it necessary to submit her resig- 
nation. George A. Parkhurst was appointed to fill the vacancy and was 
elected chairman. 

Members of the Historical Commission are very much concerned about 
the safety of town and historical records now housed in wooden frame 
structures and in inadequate fire and heat resistant files and vaults. The 
commission feels that, when the present Adams Library building becomes 
available for other town use, serious consideration should be given to using 
this fire resistant building for archives of town records of historical value. 

Respectfully submitted, 
GEORGE A. PARKHURST 
Chairman 



HOME RULE ADVISORY COMMITTEE 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

The following is the Annual Report of the Home Rule Advisory Com- 
mittee. The membership this year was as follows: 

Timothy F. O'Connor Chairman (Resigned 10-12-71) 

John J. Griffin Vice Chairman 

S. Robert Monaco Treasurer 

Michael J. Devine Researcher 

Irene Callahan Recording Secretary 

The committee held several monthly meetings discussing and acting 
on many legislative bills which affected our town. 

Letters were sent to our State Senator and Representative in regard 
to pending bills. They replied and met with us at our meetings to explain 
the bills more fully. Other officials attended our meetings and gave freely 
of their knowledge regarding current problems facing our community. 
Monthly reports were given to our Selectmen for their recommendations. 

During 1970 the Selectmen requested the help of the Home Rule Com- 
mittee to obtain signatures for the Charter Commission drive. Many or- 
ganizations were contacted, and over 1200 signatures were obtained. Later 
in 1971 the work continued under the sponsorship of the newly-formed 
Charter Petition Committee and more than the required number of signa- 



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tures was obtained. During the latter half of the year the committee was 
less active. 

Much work needs to be done to revitalize this committee so that it 
can be of greater service to the town. Many bills are currently in the legis- 
lature which need the scrutiny of a strong Home Rule Committee. 

Respectfully submitted, 
TIMOTHY F. O'CONNOR 
Chairman 



CHELMSFORD HOUSING AUTHORITY 

Claude A. Harvey, Chairman 

Roger W. Boyd Robert L. Hughes 

Ruth K. Delaney Richard L. Monahan 

The members of the Chelmsford Housing Authority concentrated their 
whole effort during the year of 1971 on the business of obtaining a suitable 
site for building housing for the elderly. Many sites were inspected, con- 
sidered and finally tested before one was decided upon. The main require- 
ments for the site were: a large enough piece of land, in the vicinity of 
shopping areas, availability of public transportation, a residential setting, 
and most important — a site that would support the proper septic system. 

In the late fall the site at the corner of Smith and Steadman Streets 
was selected. Tentative approval was obtained from the Massachusetts 
Department of Community Affairs and the necessary variances have been 
granted by the Board of Appeals. 

As we begin another year we are looking forward to entering into the 
building program of this project as well as exploring the area of housing 
for the handicapped in conjunction with the LARC (Lowell Association for 
Retarded Children) project in North Chelmsford. 

We thank the people of the town and the town officials for their help 
and interest in our work. The authority meets the first Tuesday of each 
month at 34 Chelmsford Street and all meetings are open to the public. 

Respectfully submitted, 
RUTH K. DELANEY 
Secretary 



164 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 

Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

As Sealer of Weights and Measures, I wish to submit my report for the 
year 1971. 

In performing my duty I have sealed the following: 
166 Gasoline pumps 
36 Scales 100 lbs. to 5,000 lbs. 
54 Scales under 100 lbs. 
97 Weights 
2 Bulk Storage Meters 

Money received from seals, the sum of $654.70, has been turned over 
to the Town Treasurer. 

Respectfully submitted, 
ANTHONY C. FERREIRA 
Sealer of Weights and Measures 



SEWER COMMISSION 

The Chelmsford Sewer Commission began its second year of operation 
by forming a Citizens' Advisory Committee composed of Harold Costa, Al- 
exander Karefelis, James Rogers, John McCormack and James Walters. 
This committee spent the year investigating methods of cost allocation for 
sewer and sewage treatment systems, as well as reviewing by-laws incor- 
porated in other cities and towns. The commissioners wish to give special 
thanks to these public-spirited citizens for their well-organized effort. 

The commission attempted through a series of public reports and 
meetings, both local and at the State House, to keep the townspeople ad- 
vised of the rising costs of sewerage construction, the demands of the 
Massachusetts Division of Water Pollution Control regarding schedules of 
completion, and of the methods adopted for dividing project costs between 
the general taxpayer who would receive sewerage now and those who 
would come on line in the future. 

The commission authorized a special technical study to make sure that 
the water from the woolen mills would not adversely affect the sewage 
treatment system. The results of this study showed that the waste output 
from the companies' financed pretreatment facility would be adequately 
processed by the town's plant. The beginning of the contracts which 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 165 

would allow these industries to discharge into the town's facility was form- 
ulated. 

The Commonwealth, through its Division of Water Pollution Control, 
its Department of Public Health, and its Executive Office for Administra- 
tion and Finance has approved Chelmsford's plans for Phase I. These plans 
are presently under review by the Federal Environmental Protection Agen- 
cy, and planning is proceeding between the commission and the Northern 
Middlesex Area Commission for the future capability of the system on a 
regional basis. 

The commission formally applied for $4,678,750 in State, EPA and HUD 
Aid for construction of Phase I. The article which would insure the town's 
matching support for these grants was defeated at a special town meeting 
in late fall. The commission, however, reacting to the state's order will be 
in compliance if the town's share is appropriated in March 1972. 

The commission wishes to thank the Board of Health, the Board of Se- 
lectmen, the Town Counsel and the Town Accountant for their advice and 
counsel which were requested periodically during the year. The commis- 
sion's meetings were monitored occasionally by interested townspeople 
and we wish to encourage further town interest. Due to the activities of 
the commission, the citizens have been informed of the costs of water 
pollution control, and hopefully, this knowledge, coupled with a desire to 
improve our environment will evolve into accomplishment in 1972. The 
planning is nearly complete. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JAMES J. McKEOWN, Chairman 
MATTHEW J. DOYLE 
JOSEPH M. GUTWEIN 



REPORT OF THE TOWN FOREST COMMITTEE 

Martin K. Bovey, Chairman 

Robert T. Clough Bruce S. Gullion 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

Both the Thanksgiving Ground and Mill Road Forests are being used 
more and more by adults and youngsters. As our town grows, so too does 



166 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



the appreciation of these areas. 

Scout troops and individuals are using the forests for hiking and also 
for over-night camping. 

No new trails have been opened as we seem to have adequate trails 
currently for the enjoyment of these two fine areas. The ban on burning 
brush has made it inadvisable to thin out more pines, since piles of dried 
out pines are highly inflammable and offer a real temptation to start fires. 
Fortunately the forests were in quite good shape before the burning ban 
went into effect. 

In the late spring, Bruce Gullion, who is a trained forester and a knowl- 
edgeable naturalist, conducted a highly successful nature walk in the 
Thanksgiving Ground Forest. About thirty youngsters between the ages 
of eight and ten and half dozen or so adults enjoyed this walk and display- 
ed keen interest in the many things that Mr. Gullion pointed out to them. 

We are naturally very pleased that at the special town meeting held 
on December 27, 1971, it was voted by an over-whelming majority to take 
by eminent domain the beautiful forty-eight acres that abut Mill Pond 
and the Mill Road Forest. This action of the voters will result in a court 
case. If the town is successful in the court, the town will have an area of 
one hundred thirty-five acres with over three thousand feet of frontage on 
Mill Pond. This will mean that in years to come persons using the area will 
be able to get entirely away from the noise and the tensions of our ever 
more and more nerve-wracking existence. 

Respectfully submitted, 
MARTIN K. BOVEY, 
Chairman 



VETERANS' EMERGENCY FUND 

TREASURER'S REPORT TO THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

January 1, 1971 to December 31, 1971 

RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 

Balance on Hand January 1, 1971 $5,211.60 

Add Receipts: 

The Central Savings Bank, Lowell, Mass. 

Interest $ 132.52 

The First Federal Savings and Loan Association, 

Lowell, Mass. — Dividends 136.52 



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167 



Total Receipts 

Total of Balance on Hand January 1, 1971 & Receipts 

Deduct - Disbursements 

Balance on Hand as of December 31, 1971 



$ 269.04 



$5,480.64 



None 



$5,480.64 



ASSETS 

Town of Chelmsford: Balance in General Treasury 

Account, on Deposit 
Central Savings Bank, Lowell, Mass. 

on Deposit, Book Number 128790 
First Federal Savings & Loan Assn. of Lowell, Mass. 

formerly Middlesex Cooperative Bank, Lowell, Mass. 

Ten (10) Paid-Up Shares, 

Certificate Number 3025 $2,000.00 

Three (3) Matured Shares, 

Certificate Number 2380 600.00 



$ 136.38 
$2,744.26 



Total Assets 



$2,600.00 
$5,480.64 



LIABILITIES 



Total Liabilities 



Respectfully submitted, 

Town of Chelmsford 
Veterans' Emergency Fund 
ALFRED H. COBURN 
Treasurer 



None 



CHELMSFORD YOUTH CENTER 
STUDY COMMITTEE 



Hector R. Arbour 
*Michael Barry 
Alphonse A. Beauregard 
Carolyn R. Bennett 



Mitchell A. Korbey, Jr. 
*Rev. Jerry Lee 
Judith P. Morrison 
Edward I. Moriarty 



168 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

Rev. K. Bradfield Campbell Gale A. Mueller 

*Donald J. Carignan William R. Murphy 

Paul V. Cicco Paul C. Nicodemus 

Joseph Dappal Robert O'Regan 

William A. Dempster, Jr. Robert W. Quinlan 

Eugene J. Doody Anne E. Stratos 

*Norman Douglas Henry J. Tucker, Jr. 

Pennryn D. Fitts Spiro Vrouhas 

Charles S. Galloway, Jr. Debra J. Weinstein 

James A. Healy, Jr. *Jo Ann Weinert 
David A. Jewell 
*Associate Member 

The Board of Selectmen in October 1970, established the Youth Center 
Study Committee. The objectives of the study committee were to con- 
sider the need for a Chelmsford Youth Center and should such a need ex- 
ist, to recommend a plan and organization for the center. 

The Chelmsford Youth Center officially opened as a pilot program at 
McFarlin School on April 28, 1971, with financial assistance from town 
service organizations. The Center is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 
evenings from 7:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. and on Thursday afternoons from 
3:30 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. On an average, the center is utilized by 50 youths 
each day that it is open. The center has offered various activities to the 
youth, which include: 

leather working ping pong 

softball chess 

cards checkers 

jam sessions record listening 

basketball volleyball 

All programs and activities have been organized by the youth. Due to 
school and work commitments there has been a large turnover of youth di- 
rectors preventing the scheduling of programs on a regular basis. To re- 
solve this the committee is actively attempting to find funds to hire 
a young adult to be responsible for scheduling and directing programs. The 
committee has found it difficult to concentrate on programming and then 
run fund raising projects. The committee is in hope that the town will as- 
sist financially to a well worthwhile youth program. 

The committee has received excellent cooperation from members of 
the school administrators, especially Dr. Thomas Rivard, Mr. Lawrence Silk 
and the McFarlin School staff in making the program a success. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ALPHONSE A. BEAUREGARD 
Chairman 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 169 

CRYSTAL LAKE RESTORATION COMMITTEE 

Edmund Polubinski, Chairman 
James S. Kasilowski, Cleric 

William W. Edge John Kenney 

Thomas E. Firth Robert C. McManimon 

Robert G. Gagnon Edward L. Tyler, Jr. 

Although from all outward signs progress may seem slow on the res- 
toration of Crystal Lake, this has not been the case. Numerous meetings 
both with town and state officials have been held. This action hopefully 
brings us closer to the day when actual restoration can begin. 

Informed by state officials in September that we needed a preliminary 
study by an engineering firm, we immediately interviewed four Boston 
based firms. 

The engineering firm of Fay, Spofford and Thorndike has been recom- 
mended by the Restoration Committee to the Selectmen for their consid- 
eration in awarding the contract for preliminary study. 

When this phase of the work is completed, which will take approxi- 
mately ninety days from contract signing, working plans must be prepared 
before actual construction and restoration can start. 

Sincerely, 

EDMUND POLUBINSKI 
Chairman 



REVOLUTIONARY WAR BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS 
COMMISSION ANNUAL REPORT 

John C. Alden Walter R. Hedlund 

Vincent J. R. Kehoe J. Perry Richardson 

George A. Parkhurst 

With the upcoming bicentennial celebration of our country's birth, the 
town's Historical Commission recommended to the Selectmen and subse- 
quently to the town meeting that the town start laying aside funds and 
making preliminary plans. This action was taken by the town in establish- 
ing a Revolutionary War Bicentennial Celebration's Commission, the com- 
mission being the necessary agent for the accumulation of funds, by state 
law. 

Since that time the commission has attended meetings with state and 



170 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

federal committees and many committees from our surrounding towns. 

The resignation of Mrs. Margaret Mills, one of Chelmsford's most ac- 
tive citizens and this commission's chairman, created a deep void in this 
commission's activities. With the appointment of Mr. George A. Parkhurst 
to fill Mrs. Mills' vacancy, we hope to gain new momentum. 

This commission sees itself as a steering committee for the momen- 
tous task ahead and encourages the participation of the whole community. 
Federal representatives have stated that this celebration is not to be just 
a parade-type celebration, but is to cover a period of a year and to include 
such things as the building of federally sponsored public recreation areas, 
parks, playgrounds, swimming pools, etc. All that is required is local lead- 
ership to pave the way. 

Chelmsford citizens played an important role in our country's birth. 
It is only proper that its' citizens now take an active part in the celebration 
of that birth. 

Respectfully submitted, 
JOHN C. ALDEN, 
Acting Chairman 




PLANNING BOARD 

Thomas E. Firth, Jr., Chairman 



Eugene E. Silet Timothy J. Hehir 

Thomas A. Ennis Peter J. McHugh, Jr. 

Stephen Wojcik 
Edward Bunker Bradford O. Emerson 

(Resigned April 5, 1971 ) (Appointed April 21, 1971 ) 

The Planning Board organized for the year with Edward Bunker as 
Chairman; Peter J. McHugh, Jr., Clerk; Timothy J. Hehir, delegate to the 
Northern Middlesex Area Commission; John Kenney, alternate delegate to 
the commission, and Nancy D. Maynard, Recording Clerk. 

On April 5, 1971 Mr. Bunker resigned and was replaced by Bradford O. 
Emerson on April 21, 1971. The board elected Thomas E. Firth, Jr., chair- 
man on May 3, 1971. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 171 

The board approved three new sub-divisions comprising forty-four lots 
and fifty-nine single lots on existing streets making a total of one hundred 
three new building lots. 

With the reduction in sub-divisions coming before the board, the mem- 
bers will have more time at their meetings to study long range planning for 
the town. 

The board also plans to hire a consultant on a part-time basis to up- 
date town maps, and to make recommendations which will be beneficial 
to the residents of the town. 

Respectfully submitted, 
THOMAS E. FIRTH, JR., 
Chairman 



BOARD OF REGISTRARS 

Dorothy G. Borrows, Chairman 

John P. Emerson, Jr. Robert J. Noble 

Charlotte P. DeWolf, Ex-Officio 

Voting Strength as of December 31, 1971 











Registered 


Prec. 


Democrats 


Republicans 


Independent 


Voters 


1 


250 


439 


757 


1,446 


2 


370 


234 


459 


1,063 


3 


325 


209 


939 


1,473 


4 


256 


122 


303 


681 


5 


168 


228 


865 


1,261 


6 


327 


258 


636 


1,221 


7 


259 


242 


598 


1,099 


8 


462 


439 


1,443 


2,344 


9 


248 


112 


606 


966 


10 


323 


197 


1,071 


1,591 


11 


306 


339 


502 


1,147 


Total 


3,294 


2,819 


8,179 


14,292 



Eighteen year olds are now eligible to vote, although so far only few 
have availed themselves of the opportunity. The Board holds special reg- 
istration sessions before each election for the voters' convenience which 
are advertised in all papers. 

Special registration session was held during school vacation for the 
convenience of students home from school. Only sixteen availed them- 
selves of the opportunity. 



172 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

GAS INSPECTOR 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

The following information is a report of the Gas Inspection Depart- 
ment for the year 1971. 

There were 363 inspections made. 

The following types of gas installations were inspected. 

New Dwellings 243 

Commercial Buildings 56 

Miscellaneous Appliances 64 

Total 363 

Total amount of permit fees received was $1,465.00. 

Total amount of inspection fees paid to the Gas Inspector was 
$1,452.00. 

Respectfully submitted, 
NEAL C. STANLEY, 
Gas Inspector 




TREE DEPARTMENT 

Myles F. Hogan, Tree Warden 



This department had many requests for tree planting and pruning dur- 
ing 1971. However, due to a cutback in our budget, we were limited to the 
removal of dead trees, and in some cases removed only the top portion of 
the more dangerous trees. 

The pruning that was accomplished was in areas where low hanging 
trees resulted in damages to school buses, trucks, etc. 

The department removed over one hundred twenty trees, and pruned 
fifty-five. Due to two severe summer storms, an emergency crew worked 
for two weeks, removing some twenty-two town trees and twelve private 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 173 

trees that had fallen in or across roads. 

This department was also confronted with the serious problem of dis- 
posing of the debris of logs and brush. The contractor was confined to do- 
ing the work, on the one work day the dump was available to him. 

We would like at this time to extend our thanks to the various depart- 
ments for their co-operation. 

Respectfully submitted, 
MYLES F. HOGAN 



MOTH DEPARTMENT 

The spray program was performed on a limited basis this year as a re- 
sult of financial cutbacks. 

Many reports were received from infected areas throughout the town, 
requesting relief of various tree insects including the oak leaf skeleton- 
izer. 

The appropriation for this department was spread as far as possible, 
with positive results. However, some areas were without any relief as 
funds allocated to this department were exhausted early in the year. 

The chemicals used were cabrayle and dylex applied by hydraulic 
spray equipment. 

The effects of a limited spray program did not appear until late in the 
summer when the weaker trees then show any signs of mechanical or in- 
sectious injury. 

Respectfully submitted, 
MYLES F. HOGAN, 
Moth Superintendent 



DUTCH ELM DEPARTMENT 

This year this department had to supplement its own spray program, 
as a result of the limited moth spray. The moth spray application, accom- 
modated the same material to control the spread of dutch elm disease. 

A recommendation was made at the Annual Town Meeting by the En- 
vironmental Control Committee to supplement spraying by extending the 
more costly pruning method. 



174 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

However, after that recommendation it was voted to decrease the 
budget. Under the limited budget this new suggestion could not function. 

Respectfully submitted, 
MYLES F. HOGAN, 
Superintendent 



REPORT OF THE COMMUNITY ACTION COMMITTEE 

Henry J. Tucker, Jr., Chairman 
Thelma C. Stallard, Secretary (Treas. pro tern) 
Ruth E. Beliveau Theresa McCaul 

Erwin L. Brown Evelyn McMahon 

Eugene J. Doody Gerard A. Vaye 

Rev. Harry A. Foster H. Francis Wiggin 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Chelmsford, Mass. 

On behalf of the Community Action Committee I wish to report our 
progress for the year 1971. 

We have been assisted by Mary Gagnon and Mary K. McAuliffe of the 
Community Teamwork, Inc. office in Lowell. 

Rita Geoffroy was the Low Income Representative to CTI and Arnaud 
R. Blackadar, the Selectmen's Representative to CTI. Also others who as- 
sisted us as Associate Members included Jane Cryan, John Cryan, Virginia 
Fielding, Robert Olsen and Berniece O'Neil. 

A stereo was presented to the Senior Citizens at the Elks Hall in 
Chelmsford. 

A hospital bed was obtained and a mattress purchased for a very ill 
resident. 

When the CIFA (Chelmsford Inter-Faith Association) held a symposi- 
um on unemployment, the CAC furnished the refreshments using surplus 
foods to show how it can be utilized. The CAC also arranged baby-sitting 
staffed by MAN (Mutual Aid Network) volunteers so that the wives of the 
unemployed men could attend the symposium. Cooking classes for surplus 
food were held at the North Chelmsford Congregational Church through 
the combined efforts of the CAC and the Middlesex County Extension 
Service. A tasting party was held also featuring a menu of surplus food 
recipes. A recipe book was presented to the guests at the tasting party. 
This book was made by a sub-committee. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 175 

A donation was made to the LARC association to be used for the resi- 
dent fund for the Home for Exceptional Young Ladies in North Chelmsford. 

The West Chelmsford Methodist Church was obtained as a site for the 
present Head Start class through the efforts of a member of the CAC. 

A Christmas party was held for the Head Start children by the CAC 
assisted by the Chelmsford Senior Citizens and Chelmsford Elks. 

Several families have been helped through the CAC with the aid of 
other organizations and churches. This also included both Thanksgiving 
and Christmas baskets. 

A set of by-laws was drafted this year. 

Respectfully submitted, 
THELMA C. STALLARD, 
Secretary, Community Action Committee 



INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION 
1971 REPORT 

Albert E. Walker, Chairman 
Herbert Pitta, Jr., Vice-Chairman 
Forrest E. Dupee, Secretary 
Allan D. Davidson Walter S. Dronzek Robert E. Sayers 

Paul A. Desmond Harold B. Higgins Philip Stratos 

Charles H. Mercer 

This year the Board of Selectmen increased the number of members 
on the Industrial Development Commission to ten. We therefore welcome 
Mr. Philip Stratos, Mr. Walter Dronzek and Mr. Robert Sayers. 

Mr. Francis Devlin resigned from the Commission due to business 
commitments and was replaced by Mr. Harold B. Higgins, who we also wel- 
come. 

The commission was fortunate to obtain the services of a part-time 
Recording Secretary, Mrs. Barbara Micol. 

During the year the commission actively participated in outside semi- 
nars sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Commerce, The Mer- 
rimack Valley Industrial Commission and the Greater Lowell Chamber of 
Commerce. 

New industrial plants were built and opened in Alpha Industrial Park, 



176 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

located off Billerica Road. Continued growth is anticipated for this area, 
as indicated by the addition of two new plants in the Chelmsford Indus- 
trial Park, and is also indicative of the potential growth in this area 
of town. 

The industrial area opposite the Elks Hall, on Littleton Road, continues 
to grow with the addition of two new plants this year. 

In the north section of Chelmsford, Wellman Industrial Park is being 
researched by developers for potential tenants. 

Land owners of industrial sites located within the town were contact- 
ed, and offered assistance in obtaining clients for their land. 

This coming year the commission will have the full-time services of an 
Industrial Commissioner, Mr. Francis J. Doherty. The position of Industrial 
Commissioner comes under the sponsorship of the E. E. A. (Emergency Em- 
ployment Act of 1971). Mr. Doherty will continue the work of the commis- 
sion in analyzing and reviewing the industrial potential for the town. His 
primary efforts, however, will be directed towards securing new industry 
for Chelmsford. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ALBERT E. WALKER, 

Chairman 



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178 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

EMERGENCY EMPLOYMENT ACT 
Programs Established in Chelmsford 

CONSORTIUM ADMINISTRATION OFFICE 

The Emergency Employment Act Office for the Northern Middlesex 
Consortium of Towns was opened in the Chelmsford Town Hall on October 
19, 197i to service fourteen towns, Chelmsford being the sub-agent to the 
Program Agent, Office of Manpower Affairs. 

Under Section 5, thirty-eight positions were approved and filled with 
an annual salary approval of $274,560.00 (Two hundred seventy-four thou- 
sand five hundred sixty dollars). Under Section 6, thirty-six positions were 
approved and will be filled by January 15, 1972 with an annual salary ap- 
proval of $218,335.00 (Two hundred eighteen thousand, three hundred thir- 
ty-five dollars). 

The total Federal Grant for both sections for one year is $492,895.00 
(Four hundred ninety-two thousand eight hundred ninety-five dollars). 
There are seventeen residents of the Town of Chelmsford presently em- 
ployed under this act. 

There have been one hundred forty-five job applications received in 
this office. 

The following paragraphs contain a review of the work of the Planner 
for the Highway Department, Stephen W. Grunewald, the Map Draftsman, 
Thomas Fuller, and the Industrial Development Representative, Francis J. 
Doherty. 

PLANNING OFFICE 

The Chelmsford Planning Department was established on December 
1, 1971. At present it consists of a Planner, a Draftsman and a clerk 
typist. 

The present duties of the office is to collect data on the present 
method of trash and garbage pick-up re: tonnage pick-up and distribution 
of work load. At some point in the future, it will be necessary to revaluate 
these and to propose a new schedule for the trucks involved. 

At the direction of the Board of Selectmen, this office investigated 
the new TOPICS PROGRAM for increased vehicular traffic and safety in 
the town. It is now in the process of being incorporated into the highway 
planning of Chelmsford. Future planning involves a complete follow-up of 
the TOPICS PROGRAM, and with the various departments in town to in- 
vestigate the present road conditions and to anticipate the future needs of 
highways and streets, through the Highway Department. 

INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT REPRESENTATIVE 

On December 1, 1971, the Board of Selectmen established for the 
Town of Chelmsford the position of Industrial Development Representa- 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 179 

tive whose salary is totally funded by the Federal Emergency Employment 
Act program. 

The objectives of this office are three-fold: 

1. To retain and aid in the expansion of our present industry by as- 
sisting its leaders in the solution of problems that will make 
Chelmsford a better place in which to conduct business. 

2. To attract new industries to areas zoned for that purpose in order 
to broaden our tax base and create jobs. 

3. To assist members of the Industrial Development Commission. 

As an initial step toward achieving these objectives, liaison has been 
established with several town industries, municipal industrial development 
agencies in nearby cities, the Northern Middlesex Area Commission, the 
State Department of Commerce and the U. S. Economic Development Ad- 
ministration. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN R. CLARK 

Project Director 

Northern Middlesex County Consortium 

Emergency Employment Act 1971 



ANNUAL REPORT OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL 

ADVISORY COUNCIL 

Town of Chelmsford 

John C. Alden Robert A. Finnie, Jr. Bruce S. Gullion 

John J. Balco James F. Gannon Priscilla Hinckley 

Benjamin Blechman, M.D. Ina B. Greenblatt Ralph E. House 

Arthur Colmer Timothy J. Hehir Alan D. McKersie 

Charles L. Mitsakos Timothy J. O'Connor Eleanor Parkhurst 

Dr. Ethel Kamien Frederick T. Dyke 

The Chelmsford Environmental Advisory Council (CEAC) continued its 
investigation of areas of environmental concern, so as to be able to report 
to, inform and, in some instances, make recommendations to the Select- 
men, other town boards, commissions, etc., or directly to the citizens. 
Among the active CEAC projects in 1971 were: 

1. Biocides — Project Leader: Dr. Allan Douglas 

A detailed study of the use of pesticides by various town officers, in- 
cluding the gypsy moth superintendent and the tree warden, resulted in 
the strong recommendation by CEAC at the annual meeting in March, 



180 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

1971, that the general spraying program be eliminated and replaced with a 
selective spraying program at a greatly reduced budget. These recommen- 
dations were adopted. 

With the approach of 1972's regular annual Town Meeting it is appro- 
priate to review the results of a year of no general spraying. Despite the 
dire predictions of some, 1971 proved to be a year of low insect problem in 
Chelmsford. Gypsy moths have not occurred to any great extent in town. 
Oak leaf skeletonizers were essentially absent from the area during both 
of their growth periods. No other substantial infestation occurred. 

In light of the past year, we again recommend that no general spray- 
ing program be carried out; it would have been superfluous during the past 
year. A selective spraying program aimed at those areas where a problem 
occurs is still required. 

2. Recycling — Project Leader: Mrs. Ina B. Greenblatt 

The Recycling Committee of the CEAC has studied very carefully the 
problems facing Chelmsford with regard to waste disposal. As a result of 
this study, the following recommendations were made to the Board of Se- 
lectmen: 

1. Chelmsford ban the sale of non-returnable beverage containers. 

2. Citizens be required to separate glass, cans and newspaper from 
the trash. 

3. Town refuse trucks to be outfitted with racks for the pick-up of 
tied bundles of newspaper. 

4. A separate pick-up be made for glass and cans. 

5. That all town offices and schools use at least 35% recycled paper 
products. 

6. That Chelmsford use the Lowell Incinerator until a more desirable 
regional concept be developed. 

We hope that 1972 will find some of these recommendations imple- 
mented. 

3. Anti-Littering — Project Leader: Mr. Richard Codling 

On the 4th of July, CEAC representatives marched in the annual 
parade with a trash truck, picking up litter and urging the spectators to 
emulate them by cleaning up their surrounding areas. Citizen response 
was favorable and laudatory. The CEAC is recommending that the Select- 
men favorably review the request, scheduled to be presented to them at 
the January 24, 1972, meeting, and establish an Anti-Littering Committee 
for the Town of Chelmsford. 

4. Air Pollution (Leaf Problem) — Project Leader: Priscilla Hinckley 

With the cooperation of the 5th and 8th grades of our school system 
and Mr. Charles Mitsakos, School Committee liaison to the CEAC, flyers 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 181 

on leaf composting and mulching, (as an alternative to leaf burning) were 
distributed to the townspeople. 

5. Fluoridation — Project Leader: Mrs. Allan Douglas 

After reviewing the objectives and scope of the fluoridation project, 
the CEAC decided to make a factual non-partisan study of this issue. The 
purpose would be to inform the townspeople of the chemical, physiologi- 
cal, environmental, and economic facts of fluoridation. The CEAC does not 
intend to make a recommendation either to fluoridate or not to fluoridate 
Chelmsford's water supply, but rather to inform the public of the facts of 
the issue. 

6. Road Salting — Project Leader: Mr. James Rogers 

The CEAC will recommend that the Town of Chelmsford consider 
eliminating or sharply curtailing its use of road salt. Although the town 
wells have not indicated a problem of salt contamination, there is ample 
evidence that excessive use causes damage to roadside vegetation and 
lawns and increases corrosion of automobiles. 

As an alternative to salting, CEAC will recommend that the Town con- 
sider increased sanding and plowing. The additional sand could be remov- 
ed in the spring as is done in the neighboring town of Burlington. 

Stockpiles of sand would require covers to prevent freezing or will 
have to be "fluffed" on a regular basis. 

CEAC recommends that the Chelmsford Highway Department em- 
ployees visit the Burlington Public Works Department to evaluate addi- 
tional equipment needs and changes in operating procedures which will be 
required when eliminating or curtailing the use of road salt. 

It is hoped that in the year ahead the CEAC will continue to serve the 
Town of Chelmsford, in an advisory capacity, in all matters concerning the 
town's interaction with the environment. 

Respectfully submitted, 
DR. ETHEL KAMIEN, 
Chairman 



CHELMSFORD SCHOOL BUILDING COMMITTEE 

The formation of a School Building Committee was authorized by the 
voters of Chelmsford at the December 7, 1970 Special Town Meeting. The 
function of the committee as stated in Warrant Article No. 9 is to monitor 
the community school needs and school building construction. The com- 
mittee is made up of nine members, one of whom is a voting member of 
the School Committee. The remaining eight were appointed by the Town 
Moderator in consultation with the Board of Selectmen. The establishment 



182 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

of this committee abolished the existing Elementary School Needs Com- 
mittee. 

Early in January the following members were appointed and at the 
first meeting officers were elected: 

James A. Sullivan, Chairman Paul Krenitsky 

Patrick W. Vaughan, Vice-Chairman Richard C. Miller 

Anthony S. DeProfio, Secretary Robert M. Sexton, Jr. 

Harry F. McKeon, Financial Secretary Thomas Scarry* 
Carol C. Cleven, School Committee Representative 

*Mr. Scarry was not able to serve on the committee and was replaced 
by Carol A. DeCarolis. 

Mr. Thomas Peterson acted as special contract consultant for the com- 
mittee. 

Also at the December 7, 1970 Special Town Meeting it was voted to 
transfer from surplus funds the sum of up to $75,000 for the purpose of 
procuring preliminary drawings for a new high school to house 2,400 stu- 
dents — the school should not exceed the cost of $13,000,000 turn key. 

The first task of committee members was to interview architects who 
are prominent in the field of school construction. Early in February, Perley 
F. Gilbert Associates, Inc., an architectural firm in Lowell, was chosen to 
conduct a feasibility study for the proposed school. The study would take 
four weeks and would cost $3,000. The final study was not fully completed 
until May and after studying the results the committee decided it would 
be wise to obtain a second source. 

Again architects were interviewed, and in June, Day and Zimmermann 
Associates, a firm in Philadelphia, was selected to conduct another study. 
This study was also scheduled to be completed in four weeks and would 
also cost $3,000. 

The committee decided in July that the plans as presented in the Day 
and Zimmermann study would more appropriately fit the educational 
concepts of Chelmsford and that the plans showed ways of reducing costs 
without sacrificing quality. 

The architectural-engineering firm of Day and Zimmermann was au- 
thorized to proceed with the preparation of preliminary drawings for the 
proposed school. 

Throughout the summer and early fall the architects worked closely 
with the school administrators and the School Building Committee so that 
the plans would reflect a building that would meet Chelmsford's present 
and future educational program. The educational specifications were care- 
fully developed and translated into space requirements. 

A series of informational articles and progress reports were published 
in the three area papers to inform the townspeople about the proposed 
school construction. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 183 

The site, previously selected, is 95.5 acres — bounded by Old West- 
ford Road, Graniteville Road, Richardson Road, and Rt. No. 3. 

The school, a three story building, was developed around a house plan 
approach. There would be four houses, each with 600 students. Pupils 
would stay in their houses to study Math, English, Social Studies, and For- 
eign Languages. The core facilities (shared by all the houses) would in- 
clude Business, Science, Music, Art, Physical Education, Industrial Arts, 
Home Economics, and the instructional media center-library. This combi- 
nation of house plan and core facilities provides for flexibility in sched- 
uling, variety in course offerings and improved utilization of staff and re- 
sources. The gross total area of the building is 251,676 square feet. 

The Building Committee unanimously accepted the final plans. The 
School Committee and the School Administration also accepted the final 
plans. 

The State School Building Assistance Bureau reviewed the plans and 
gave their approval. 

An open hearing was held on October 26 to present to the townspeo- 
ple details concerning the proposed building. Prior to the open hearing a 
brochure outlining plans for the school was sent to the residents of the 
town. 

At the November 7, 1971 Special Town Meeting the 2/3 majority vote 
for approval was not realized and the $10,240,000 bond issue which would 
be necessary to build the high school went down to defeat. However, a 
motion to reconsider the article was passed and so the issue was kept alive. 

An event, most significant to school construction in Massachusetts, 
occurred during the following week. Governor Sargent signed into law a 
bill authorizing the state to pay 65% of construction costs, and 65% of the 
interest charges of school construction in areas of high unemployment. It 
was determined that Chelmsford would fall into this category and would 
be eligible to receive the 65% aid rather than the 50% which was previ- 
ously granted for construction costs only. 

The following week, at the November 14, 1971 Town Meeting, the vot- 
ers of Chelmsford again considered the $10,240,000 school construction 
bond issue. This time the warrant article for the school money was over- 
whelmingly approved. 

The committee is now proceeding with final planning for the new 
school. It is hoped that the school will be ready for occupancy early in 
1974. 

Although the primary concern of the Building Committee has been 
and will continue to be the construction of a new high school many other 
matters have also demanded our attention. All the schools in town that 
have not been accepted by the School Committee for the town are official- 
ly the responsibility of the Building Committee. At the beginning of the 
year this included the Westlands addition, the South Row School, the Har- 



184 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

rington School, the junior high school, and the Byam School. The South 
Row School was accepted during the year. The committee has worked on 
small problems and equipment lists for the Harrington School and the jun- 
ior high school and has requested the School Committee to set priorities on 
the lists for these schools. When these priorities have been set these build- 
ings can be made ready for acceptance. 

The Byam School, being the newest, has required considerably more 
attention. Fencing was erected along property lines at the request of abut- 
ters, the rug installation was a cause for concern, and the communication 
system in the elevator had to be investigated. These, along with other 
problems at the school have been or are in the process of being corrected. 

All in all, it has been a busy and productive year for this fledgling 
committee. Regular meetings were held every Wednesday evening, even 
during the summer. All meetings have been open to the public. Many 
sub-committee meetings to research specific problems were also held. 

The committee wishes to thank all who helped to make its job easier 
during the year. 

Respectfully submitted, 
JAMES A. SULLIVAN, 
Chairman 



CHELMSFORD TASKFORCE ON DRUG ABUSE 

Eugene J. Doody, Chairman Dr. Stephen R. Brovender 

James M. Geary, Jr. Michael Barry 

Robert A. Finnie, Jr. Anne E. Stratos 

Rev. Paul W. Berube Donald Butler 

Rev. James R. Low B. Jay Finnigan 

Paul J. Royte Norman R. Moray, Jr. 

BACKGROUND 

In March 1970, the Board of Selectmen voted to establish a Taskforce 
on Drug Abuse for the town of Chelmsford to act as a steering committee 
in order to consolidate effort, make proposals, and act on the recommen- 
dations for the prevention of drug abuse. 

Chelmsford was the first community in the Merrimack Valley to be- 
come a member of SHARE, The Greater Lowell Drug Treatment and Re- 
habilitation Program. 

This is the taskforce's second report and will be confined to two 
areas: 

I. The Regional Activities of SHARE 

II. Local Activities in Chelmsford. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 185 



I. THE REGIONAL ACTIVITIES OF SHARE 

SHARE is composed of (a) Board of Directors, two representatives 
from each of the participating towns — Chelmsford, Lowell, Dracut, Bil- 
lerica, Wilmington, Westford, Tewksbury; (b) Executive officers — non 
voting; (c) a salaried administrative staff with Dr. Paul Strudler as Director 
of the program; (d) a salaried professional staff; (e) professional medical 
personnel; and (f) committees. 

The directors representing the Selectmen and the Taskforce from 
Chelmsford are Rev. James R. Low, Norman R. Moray, Jr., Anne E. Stratos 
(alternate). Dr. Stephen R. Brovender represents the Northern Middlesex 
Medical Society. These individuals also work on committees. 

SHARE is financed by funds provided by the seven communities list- 
ed above with additional funding from the Commonwealth of Massachu- 
setts. SHARE is the most comprehensive drug treatment program in the 
state. 

SHARE is actively engaged in, and supporting the following programs: 

1. Hot Line — Operated 24 hours a day, manned by trained young 
people to advise or refer for counseling distressed young people 
who may be drug oriented or concerned with other problems. 

2. Emergency Medical — This is tied into the Hot Line procedure and 
is coordinated with the St. John's and St. Joseph's hospitals. 

3. Detoxification — SHARE'S volunteer physicians (Dr. Brovender 
from Chelmsford) have standard procedures concerning the treat- 
ment of people having drug "habits." 

4. Anabasis House — A drug free "IN Residence" in Lowell wh^re 
work and therapy is provided for former addicts. There have been 
several people from Chelmsford in Anabasis House 

5. Methadone Program — Directed by Dr. Ray S. Gilmore, Chief of 
Staff, St. Joseph's Hospital. There have been several people from 
Chelmsford benefiting from this service. 

6. Prevention 

a) Learning Centers. Chelmsford and Wilmington are two loca- 
tions being considered as sites for conducting recreational 
activities. These are financially supported and guided by 
SHARE personnel. (See report below on local activities.) 

b) School Program. IN service for training teachers how to give 
guidance and PREVENTIVE education on the use of drugs. 
(See report below on local activities.) 

c) Soft Drug Counseling. Individual counseling at designated 
sites. Classes for students where the sessions make use of 
films, talks, etc. 



186 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



II. LOCAL ACTIVITIES IN CHELMSFORD 

1. Communications: 

In 1971, the Taskforce distributed a pamphlet to the citizens of 
Chelmsford on the local drug problem and programs to combat this 
problem. The pamphlet was written by Robert A. Finnie, Jr., of 
the Board of Health. Mr. Albert Cicco provided the physical lay- 
out. AVCO Corporation donated the time and labor for printing. 
Distribution to every home in Chelmsford was done by the Girl 
Scout Organization through the auspices of Mrs. Benjamin Lam- 
bert, with the help of Mrs. William Delaney and the Police De- 
partment. 

2. Blank Envelope System: 

This is a system begun in 1971, whereby a confidential review may 
be arranged with the local Police Department for testing of sus- 
pected substances which may be found in the home. 

3. Youth Activities — Learning Center: 

a) In the summer and fall of 1971 a center (ALTERMODE) was 
operated under the direction of SHARE employees Douglas 
Murray, M.Ed., Aileen Lee, and guided by Dr. Richard Katz, 
Ph.D. 

The program consisted of workshops, lessons in karate, moun- 
tain climbing, hiking-backpacking, and operating "coffee- 
houses". We are presently studying sites for a permanent 
location for the Learning Center in Chelmsford. 

b) The Chelmsford Youth Center opened in 1971, and provides 
activities such as sports, dances, movies, etc. for high school 
and junior high school students. Temporary space is provided 
by the McFarlin School. 

4. School Program: 

Under the auspices of Dr. Thomas L. Rivard, Superintendent of 
Schools, Mr. George Simonian, Curriculum Coordinator, is present- 
ly working with SHARE to develop and implement training cours- 
es in Drug Guidance Counseling. This will be available to faculty 
and students. Donald Butler and Edward Balcom are actively as- 
sisting in this program. The Guidance Department of the High 
School and Junior High School are working with SHARE on indi- 
vidual counseling. 

The Taskforce wishes to express its appreciation for support given by 
the Board of Selectmen. 

NORMAN R. MORAY, JR., 

Vice Chairman 

Chelmsford Taskforce on Drug Abuse 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 187 

REPORT OF THE CIVIL DEFENSE COMMISSION 

Charles Koulas, Director 

Deputy Directors 
William W. Edge Bertram T. Needham 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

The Chelmsford Civil Defense Commission has been quite active dur- 
ing the past year. In order for the town to qualify for the Surplus Property 
and Matching Funds Program, numerous state and federal reports were 
completed. 

The school shelters that were approved by the United States Army 
Corps of Engineers were stocked with emergency food supplies at no cost 
to the town. Each shelter was supplied with a radiological kit which will 
be used in measuring radiological fallout. 

Surplus property from the Taunton Surplus Property Supplies Depot 
was purchased during the year. With the closing of a number of overseas 
military bases, there will be more surplus property available. We plan to 
take advantage of this opportunity in the near future. 

The Communications Center was moved to a different location which 
makes it more easily accessible and more efficient to operate. We are 
grateful to our Communications Officer, Melvin deJager, for the time and 
effort he has put into the communications set-up and to the local radio 
hams who participate in the monthly drills and who are co-operating with 
the local Police Communications Network. 

We wish to thank the Board of Selectmen, Police Chief Robert E. Ger- 
mann, Basil Larkin of the Police Auxiliary, Fire Chief Frederick Reid, 
School Superintendent Dr. Thomas Rivard; former Highway Superintend- 
ent of Streets, Frederick R. Greenwood and acting Superintendent Louis 
Rondeau and Red Cross co-ordinator Walter Hedlund for the co-operation 
they and all others have given us during the past year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES KOULAS, Director 
WILLIAM W. EDGE 
BERTRAM T. NEEDHAM 



VARNEY PLAYGROUND COMMISSION REPORT 

Henry J. Tucker, Jr. 
Robert C. McManimon Harry J. Ayotte 

The utilization of facilities was considerably increased during the year 
as a result of increased baseball and football activities. The commission 



188 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

would like to suggest that activities also be scheduled at various other 
fields in town on a scheduled and organized basis. This would reduce some 
of the overflow which came about due to the disruption of playing facili- 
ties at McFarlin field as a result of sewerage construction there . It is also 
apparent that maintenance problems at other fields have also contributed 
to this overflow. 

Plans to improve an area for small children with added facilities, were 
hampered due to an extensive poison ivy problem. However, this should 
be alleviated by spring. 

As a result of weather and contractual problems, the tennis courts 
were not renovated, but completion is expected by May 1st. A planned 
basketball court area with backstops has also been recommended in con- 
junction with this construction. 

Various areas within the playground will need substantial improve- 
ment relative to the grounds as a result of mini-bike and snowmobile ac- 
tivities, a problem which apparently exists at most of the playground areas. 
A large expenditure in signs for control was not completely effective as 
almost all were stolen or destroyed. 

Plans are also being formulated for additional activities for the added 
number of small children who need this facility as well as those who are 
not fortunate enough to be in organized activities. 

We wish to extend our thanks to the Board of Selectmen and various 
town departments, who have been extremely helpful during the past 
season. 

Respectfully submitted, 
HENRY J. TUCKER, JR., 
Chairman 



DATA PROCESSING COMMITTEE 

David J. Rafferty, Chairman 
Edward H. Hilliard, Vice-Chairman 

Peter F. Curran Stratos G. Dukakis 

Charlotte P. DeWolf William R. Murphy 

Malcolm L. Stiefel 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

The year 1971 has seen a number of projects come into being which 
were in the initial planning stages last year. 

Under the auspices of this committee, a group of twenty teachers 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 189 



from the Chelmsford schools were instructed in the fundamentals of com- 
puters and the FORTRAN computer language by Mr. Hilliard. 

The committee also met with Mr. Charles A. House of the Assessors' 
office and suggested additional specifications to a data processing con- 
tract to protect the town's capability to switch vendors if deemed in the 
best interest of the community. 

Liaison between this committee and the Nashoba Valley Technical 
High School influenced the selection by Nashoba of computer equipment 
which not only serves its educational and administrative needs, but is now 
available on a time shared basis free of charge to the Chelmsford schools 
and to all other town departments wishing to use it. (The cost of supplies 
and users terminal equipment must of course be borne by the users.) The 
computer is now in use by the mathematics department of the high school 
and requests for remote terminals are included in the 1972 school budget. 
The computer availability dovetails nicely with the committee sponsored 
programming course and the recent EEA (Emergency Employment Act) 
funding of a computer programmer for municipal applications. 

It is hoped that necessary data processing services now being con- 
tracted for by the school department and the various other town depart- 
ments can be performed through this combination of equipment and pro- 
gramming support, effecting a direct savings of tens of thousands of 
dollars per year. 

With equipment and programming support channels now established, 
this committee anticipates a less direct role in supporting town data pro- 
cessing needs and will direct its attention to performing what we see as 
its primary function, that of supplying advice and guidance in data pro- 
cessing matters as requested by town officials and departments. 

Respectfully submitted, 
DAVID J. RAFFERTY, 
Chairman 



REPORT OF TOWN TREASURER 

Balance, December 31, 1970 $ 1,695,222.20 

Receipts to December 31, 1971 20,025,995.56 



Paid out on 202 Warrants 20,708,887.08 



Balance, December 31, 1971 $ 1,012,330.63 



190 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



REPORT OF THE TAX COLLECTOR 



Levy of 1968 
Excise Taxes 



Levy of 1969 
Personal Property 
Excise Taxes 



Levy of 1970 
Personal Property 
Real Estate 
Excise 



Levy of 1971 

Personal Property 

Real Estate 

Excise 

Farm Animal Excise 



193.93 



Total Outstanding 1970 



Total Outstanding 1968 $ 193.93 

$ 673.19 

11,403.63 



Total Outstanding 1969 $ 12,076.82 

$ 1,634.99 

1,028.99 

19,121.95 



Total Outstanding 1971 



$ 21,785.93 

10,120.41 

183,745.41 

90,382.63 

65.00 

$ 284,313.45 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 191 



TOWN ACCOUNTANT 




To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

I submit herewith the financial statistics of the town for the year 
1971. The volume of town transactions continues to increase with the ex- 
panded activity in all town departments. 

Receipts from state sources ran about $265,000 short of "Cherry 
Street" estimates. This directly reduces the Surplus Revenue account. Un- 
collected taxes were $197,202 as against $164,310 in 1970, or 2.6% uncol- 
lected in 1971 against 2.34 % in 1970. This is considered a favorable collec- 
tion picture. 

Chelmsford is the disbursing town for the fourteen Town Consortium 
in the Federal Emergency Employment Program which creates an addition- 
al load on our treasury and accounting services. 

Respectfully yours, 

ARNAUD R. BLACKADAR 
Town Accountant 



192 



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RECEIPTS 








GENERAL REVENUE 




1971 


1970 


Personal Property Taxes 


$ 


594,488.59 $ 


548,121.70 


Real Estate Taxes 




6,822,174.19 


6,341,458.10 


Farm Animal Excise 




274.62 


415.50 


Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes 




849,019.11 


873,109.79 


Tax Title Redemptions 




5,993.14 


33,800.97 


Sale of Tax Possessions 


$ 


.00 


500.00 


Total Taxes 


8,271,949.65 $ 7,797,406.06 


FROM STATE: 








Tax Apportionment Basis 


$ 


77,953.23 $ 


71,457.73 


Corporation Tax 




22,633.33 


16,790.08 


School - Ch. 69, 70, 71 


$ 
$ 


2,281,539.44 


2,020,291.66 


Total Taxes from State 


2,382,126.00 $ 2,108,539.47 








Court Fines 


2,473.05 $ 


2,715.30 


Permits, Fees and Licenses 


$ 


29,210.00 


28,471.50 


Total Fines and Permits 


31,683.05 $ 


31,186.80 


GRANTS AND GIFTS: 








County: 








Dog Licenses 


$ 


2,384.22 $ 


4,110.81 


Chapter 90 - Highway Funds 


$ 


20,694.88 


12,130.85 


Total Grants & Gifts from County 


23,079.10 $ 


16,241.66 


FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: 








Medical Aid 


$ 


283.66 $ 


1,349.21 


Under Public Law No. 874 




80,062.61 


135,944.12 


Under Public Law No. 89-10, Title I 




.00 


38,000.00 


Under Public Law No. 89-864, Title III 




117,149.10 


129,200.42 


M. E. C. Revolving Fund 




98,069.13 


39,337.42 


Under Public Law No. 89-13, Title VI 




2,650.00 


8,500.00 


Under Public Law No. 89-10, Title II 




11,578.51 


6,919.36 


Under Public Law No. 90-576, Title V 




.00 


15,000.00 


Total Grants & Gifts from 






Federal Government 


$ 


309,793.01 $ 


374,250.53 



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193 



STATE: 



Reimbursement - Construction, Furnishing 

and Equipping New Schools 
Chapter 90 - Highway Funds 
Aid to Industrial Schools 
Abatement Real Estate Taxes - 

Paraplegic Veterans 
Tuition and Transportation - State Wards 
School Aid and Transportation 
School Cafeteria - Reimbursement 

from State 
Aid to Public Libraries 
Police Dept. - Reimb. Highway Safety 
Health Dept. - Insurance Refund 
Affairs for Aging 
Division, Water Pollution 
Highway Dept., Chap. 768, Section 5 
Highway Dept., Chap. 768, Section 4 
Conservation - Reimb. Trubey Land 



318,262.44 $ 


320,784.61 


37,389.86 


26,037.43 


2,309.00 


3,174.00 


7,291.19 


5,046.40 


16,308.51 


6,666.00 


229,596.00 


271,754.53 


118,659.37 


127,227.75 


3,782.50 


3,782.50 


2,912.00 


695.00 


.00 


1,113.25 


.00 


250.00 


162.00 


49,709.08 


.00 


34,573.08 


.00 


11,524.36 


7,845.00 


.00 



Total Grants & Gifts from State $ 744,517.87 $ 862,337.99 



Total Grants and Gifts 



$ 1,077,389.98 $ 1,252,830.18 



DEPARTMENTAL RECEIPTS: 



Selectmen $ 


384.40 $ 


269.00 


Treasurer and Collector 


1,552.00 


984.52 


Town Clerk 


5,133.40 


4,336.70 


Assessors 


105.00 


122.00 


Registrars 


286.00 


325.50 


Board of Appeals 


1,200.00 


775.00 


Planning Board 


505.00 


84.00 


Public Buildings 


985.00 


1,285.00 


Police 


5,303.19 


4,023.72 


Fire 


21.50 


7,980.70 


Building Inspector 


5,677.00 


4,760.00 


Sealer of Weights & Measures 


1,232.40 


.00 


Wire Inspector 


3,443.00 


2,369.00 


Gas Piping Inspector 


1,465.00 


1,097.00 


Highway 


5,957.76 


16,122.53 


Dog Officer 


528.00 


538.00 


Tree Warden 


340.00 


2,760.00 


Park Department 


.00 


841.00 


Veterans' Benefits from State 


21,996.19 


17,302.20 


Veterans' Benefits - Insurance Reimbursement 


3,275.50 


.00 



194 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



SCHOOL: 






Lunch - Cafeteria Cash from Sales 


300,507.82 


278,536.15 


Tuition, Rents and Miscellaneous Receipts 


20,317.42 


32,204.34 


Athletic Program 


9,573.42 


12,195.45 


LIBRARY: 






Fines 


5,760.05 


4,953.82 


Xerox Receipts 


.00 


351.65 


CEMETERY: 






Sale of Lots and Graves 


3,445.00 


4,140.00 


Interments, Labor, Materials, & Use 






of Equipment 


6,914.96 


7,668.50 


Annual Care and Shrub Care 


1,722.00 


1,146.50 


Reimbursement to Town for Care of Lots 






and Graves 


5,000.00 


9,000.00 


Miscellaneous 


2.00 


25.00 



Total Departmental Receipts $ 412,633.01 $ 416,197.28 

Revenue Investment 1,100,000.00 3,398,913.98 

MUNICIPAL INDEBTEDNESS: 
Temporary Loans 

Anticipation of Revenue from Taxes 5,000,000.00 2,500,000.00 

INTEREST: 

Taxes 9,971.15 7,457.34 

Deposits 36,815.71 70,159.48 



Total from Loans and Interest $ 6,146,786.86 $ 2,577,616.82 



MISCELLANEOUS RECEIPTS: 

Refunds Received - Sundry Accounts $ 31,558.64 $ 5,835.67 

Demands - Tax Delinquents 4,207.74 3,562.75 



Total Miscellaneous Receipts $ 35,766.38 $ 9,398.42 



DEDUCTIONS AND AGENCY ACCOUNTS: 
Withheld from Employees: 

Federal Taxes $ 1,000,280.69 $ 988,230.89 

State Taxes 224,907.64 215,160.06 

County Retirement 112,846.89 98,249.65 

Blue Cross - Blue Shield P. I. C. 114,266.78 73,169.49 

U. S. Savings Bonds .00 4,406.25 



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195 



Group Life Insurance 


6,671.75 


7,371.82 


Teachers' Retirement 


236,101.00 


193,371.26 


Tax Sheltered Annuity 


56,992.39 


47,478.76 


Washington National Insurance 


15,266.19 


11,861.59 


Teachers' Association Dues 


18,926.70 


8,888.10 


School Custodian Dues 


1,896.00 


1,554.00 


Highway Department Dues 


2,032.00 


1,712.00 


Firefighters Dues 


1,491.00 


1,041.00 


Savings Bonds 


7,275.01 


.00 


Police Department Dues 


40.50 


.00 


Fire Department - Credit Union 


12,949.00 


.00 


Perpetual Care Funds Invested 


12,539.58 


.00 


Outlay Surplus 


8,983.93 


.00 


Cemetery Perpetual Care Bequests 


6,975.00 


7,250.00 


Dog Licenses for County 


7,304.45 


7,889.00 


State's Share - Sunday Entertainment Licenses 800.00 


745.00 


Cash in Lieu of Bonds 


41,121.50 


15,435.50 


Barris Cemetery Fund 


1,000.00 


2,305.50 


Conservation Fund 


4,472.82 


484.00 


Douglas Cemetery Fund 


2,588.90 


2,400.00 


Registration Fee for State 


139.00 


69.00 


Library Trust Funds 


1,212.77 


947.28 


Barris Varney Playground Fund 


.00 


326.38 


Total Deductions & 






Agency Accounts 


$ 1,899,081.49 $ 


1,690,346.53 








Total Receipts 


$20,257,416.42 $19,282,435.54 


Cash on Hand - Jan. 1st 


1,695,222.20 


397,750.35 



Total Receipts and Cash on Hand 
as of Jan. 1st 



$21,952,638.62 $19,680,185.89 



DISBURSEMENTS 



GENERAL GOVERNMENT: 
Moderator 
Selectmen 
Accounting 

Treasurer and Collector 
Assessors 
Town Clerk 
Public Buildings 
Law 
Elections 



150.00 $ 



150.00 



19,351.77 


15,767.61 


23,136.02 


21,284.36 


49,964.00 


39,402.86 


38,310.11 


39,624.35 


17,412.83 


12,649.48 


14,926.71 


17,746.85 


9,316.45 


31,277.28 


8,257.95 


11,966.84 



196 



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Registrars 


6,534.59 


5,287.05 


Finance Committee 


170.00 


91.00 


Planning Board 


9,975.17 


6,921.83 


Board of Appeals 


1,490.26 


1,316.76 


Personnel Board 


196.85 


191.70 


Development & Industrial Commission 


318.34 


82.70 


Town Forest Committee 


.00 


324.58 


Conservation Commission 


4,389.71 


3,143.10 


Historical Commission 


205.89 


24.85 


Constable 


88.00 


110.00 


Home Rule Advisory Committee 


12.40 


53.00 


Council for Aging 


1,135.86 


730.00 


Bus Subsidy 


19,999.92 


12,415.62 


Purchase Land: 






Conservation 


.00 


15,690.00 


Pine Hill Road 


.00 


39,200.00 


Secondary School 


.00 


12,000.00 


Total General Government 


$ 225,342.83 $ 


287,451.82 



PUBLIC SAFETY: 
Police Department: 
■ Salaries 

Expenses and Outlays 
Purchase Cruisers (5) 

Total Police Department 
Fire Department: 
Salaries 

Expenses and Outlays 
Construct West Station 
Forest Truck and Truck Engine 



465,282.47 $ 
42,442.74 
10,633.00 



411,913.02 

47,374.49 

8,968.00 



$ 518,358.21 $ 468,255.51 

$ 504,646.84 $ 403,667.78 

24,519.00 20,712.15 

33,148.65 51,033.35 

.00 17,735.00 



Total Fire Department 


$ 562,314.49 $ 


493,148.28 


MISCELLANEOUS PROTECTION: 






Hydrant Service 


$ 48,140.00 $ 


47,380.00 


Tree Warden 


15,412.78 


23,101.79 


Building Inspector 


5,113.70 


5,728.23 


Wiring Inspector 


3,282.28 


2,751.86 


Gas Inspector 


1,525.02 


1,123.86 


Dog Officer 


4,924.52 


4,645.80 


Animal Inspector 


750.00 


750.00 


Sealer of Weights and Measures 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


Civilian Defense 


1,792.72 


1,202.05 



Total Miscellaneous 



$ 81,941.02 $ 87,683.59 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



197 



PUBLIC HEALTH: 
Salaries and Expense 
Landfill 
Collection of Garbage 



$ 25,969.97 $ 23,739.34 
14,090.25 .00 

46,800.00 46,800.00 



Total Health Department 



$ 86,860.22 $ 70,539.34 



SEWER COMMISSION: 
Expense 

Engineering Service 
Planning Grant (Fed. & State) 



530.88 $ 306.39 

135.00 48,938.79 

4,624.00 44,914.08 



Total Sewer Commission $ 


5,289.88 $ 


94,159.26 


HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT: 






Salaries $ 


194,366.35 $ 


167,206.55 


Gasoline 


9,491.63 


8,999.95 


Fuel, Light and Water 


3,800.00 


3,587.12 


Telephone and Office Supplies 


999.59 


945.74 


Street Signs 


1,976.15 


1,796.96 


Miscellaneous Expense 


1.131.77 


1,393.64 


Materials 


39,829.37 


14,512.63 


Miscellaneous Equipment 


1,361.73 


1,361.50 


Machinery Hire and Depreciation 


557.50 


10,927.50 


Waste Collection 


175,368.02 


112,735.33 


Machinery Repairs 


16,965.29 


15,857.43 


Snow and Ice Removal 


195,593.93 


178,530.13 


Construction 


21,286.20 


34,195.96 


Chapter 90 - Maintenance and Construction 


34,741.94 


73,235.73 


Sidewalks 


4,823.48 


.00 


Reconstruction - Various Streets 


452.89 


.00 


Equipment Purchases 


58,607.60 


58,171.22 


Chapter 679 - Highway Improvement 


.00 


11,524.36 


Chapter 616 - Highway Improvement 


.00 


2,979.23 


Maintenance of Garage and Radio 


56*82 


462.69 


Outlays 


...00 


4,337.94 


Addition to Garage 


10,047.03 


.00 


Clean-Up Program 


5,071.21 


.00 



Total Highway Department 



$ 777,036.50 $ 702,761.61 



STREET LIGHTING: 



$ 40,237.50 $ 37,286.36 



CHARITIES: 

Medical Assistance 



.00 $ 



811.58 



VETERANS' BENEFITS: 
Salaries and Expense 



2,990.74 $ 2,774.50 



198 



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Cash and Material Grants 


66,528.28 


51,058.16 


Total Veterans' Benefits 


$ 69,519.02 $ 


53,832.66 


SCHOOLS: 






Salaries 


$ 5,524,680.46 $ 4,932,828.31 


Administration Expense 


23,427.04 


13,823.78 


Educational Supplies and Services 


526,797.64 


363,840.29 


Utilities 


199,543.74 


145,584.26 


Repairs 


71,714.51 


96,848.82 


Janitors' and Nurses' Supplies 


26,250.95 


20,149.49 


New Equipment 


1,787.69 


45,485.67 


Transportation 


548,791.97 


402,368.75 


Vocational School Expense 


7,866.13 


6,471.88 


Adult Education 


8,006.16 


8,510.00 


Athletic Program 


33,982.75 


30,893.00 


Food Service 


2,448.02 


3,205.57 


Student Activities 


3,836.30 


1,132.38 


School Committee 


5,197.44 


.00 



Total School Department 



$ 6,984,330.80 $ 6,071,142.20 



SCHOOL REVOLVING FUNDS: 
Cafeteria 
Athletic 

Public Law 89-10 
Public Law 874 

Merrimack Education Center Fund 
Title II & VI and Barden Fund 

Total Revolving Funds 



$ 415,281.19 $ 408,690.73 



774.00 


10,638.24 


132,068.73 


162,202.80 


90,784.59 


100,352.29 


59,691.20 


24,153.91 


19,011.38 


.00 



$ 717,611.09 $ 706,037.97 



SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION: 
School Needs Committee 
High School - Preliminary Plans 

Total Construction 
REGIONAL VOCATIONAL SCHOOL: 



$ 143,197.91 $ 1,272,137.12 



2,022.68 
63,000.00 



9,930.85 
.00 



$ 208,220.59 $ 1,282,067.97 
$ 204,073.00 $ 329,381.00 



LIBRARIES: 
Salaries 

Repairs and Maintenance 
. Fuel, Light and Water 
Books and Periodicals 
Other Expense 
Outlays 



$ 72,429.07 $ 69,427.25 



1,025.87 


965.96 


3,631.95 


4,892.38 


24,412.73 


22,007.23 


4,673.70 


5,373.16 


1,600.00 


5,580.31 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



199 



Trust Expenditure 

Total Libraries 



1,212.77 



947.28 



$ 108,986.09 $ 109,193.57 



RECREATION: 
Parks 

Varney Playground 
Edwards Beach 
Recreation Commission 

Total Recreation 



$ 14,342.67 $ 11,822.08 

4,301.30 3,027.05 

319.34 794.19 

44,443.15 42,340.85 



$ 63,406.46 $ 57,984.17 



INSURANCE: 

Property and Liability 
Group Insurance 

Total Insurance 

UNCLASSIFIED: 
Memorial Day 
Town Clock 
Ambulance Service 
Town and Finance Reports 
Unpaid Bills - Previous Years 
Regional Drug Program 
New Library Committee 
Celebrations Committee 
Crystal Lake - Legal Fees 
Crystal Lake - Engineering 
Crystal Lake - Appraisals 
Tax Appraisal 
Soil Survey 
Flood Control Survey 
West Chelmsford Fire House Committee 
Housing Authority 
Environmental Committee 

Total Unclassified 



$ 96,941.99 $ 


73,782.06 


112,699.88 


80,500.08 


$ 209,641.87 $ 


154,282.14 


$ 1,244.45 $ 


1,363.39 


266.38 


222.04 


6,000.00 


5,000.00 


6,517.14 


4,497.31 


1,202.12 


869.40 


18,000.00 


.00 


.00 


515.03 


499.05 


341.25 


.00 


2,500.00 


.00 


4,168.35 


1,500.00 


1,400.00 


62,749.56 


15,808.64 


.00 


4,298.00 


.00 


7,500.00 


.00 


1,500.00 


503.76 


699.83 


.80 


.00 



$ 98,483.26 $ 50,683.24 



CEMETERIES: 
Salaries 
Interments 

Labor for Lot Owners 
Repairs, Expense and Outlays 
Beautification 
Hot-Top Roads 
LaDuke Fund 



26,829.65 $ 


25,405.54 


3,792.79 


3,625.20 


587.34 


686.70 


6,711.41 


7,593.90 


5,000.00 


4,738.92 


2,577.63 


5,500.00 


.00 


15.00 



200 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



Restore Forefathers Cemetery .00 2,990.70 



Total Cemetery Department $ 45,498.82 $ 50,555.96 

NON-REVENUE ACCOUNTS: 

State and County Share - Fees Licenses $ 8,338.15 $ 8,900.75 

Payroll Deductions 1,959,088.06 1,618,731.60 

Retirement-Pension Expense 149,092.10 117,244.58 

State and County Assessments 241,026.26 224,629.06 

Cemetery Care Bequests and Interest 15,755.83 5,957.71 

Tax Levy Refunds 81,679.77 82,306.56 

Performance Bonds 41,686.50 4,925.00 

Miscellaneous Refunds 120.97 70.37 

Trust Funds Invested 73,192.08 100,303.80 



Total Non-Revenue Accounts $ 2,569,979.72 $ 2,163,069.43 

REVENUE CASH INVESTMENT $ 1,100,000.00 $ 1,692,280.00 



Total Investment $ 1,100,000.00 $ 1,692,280.00 

INTEREST AND MATURING DEBT: 

Interest - Anticipation of Revenue $ 62,847.80 $ 46,380.54 

Interest - Bonded Debt 333,855.00 358,856.25 



Total Interest $ 396,702.80 $ 405,236.79 

ANTICIPATION OF REVENUE LOANS $ 5,000,000.00 $ 3,500,000.00 

MATURING DEBT 635,000.00 647,500.00 



Total Debt $ 5,635,000.00 $ 4,147,500.00 

TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS $20,708,834.17 $19,515,344.45 

CASH BALANCE, DEC. 31st 1,243,804.45 164,841.44 



TOTAL $21,952,638.62 $19,680,185.89 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



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INDEX 

Appeals, Board of 150 

Assessors, Board of 147 

Building Inspector 156 

Cemetery Commission 153 

Civil Defense Commission 187 

Community Action Advisory Committee , 174 

Conservation Commission 159 

Council on Aging 160 

Crystal Lake Restoration Committee 169 

Data Processing Committee 188 

Dog Leash Law Study Committee 159 

Dog Officer 158 

Drug Abuse Study Committee 184 

Emergency Employment Act 178 

Environmental Advisory Council Steering Committee 179 

Fire Department 138 

Fire Station Building Committee 141 

Fire Station Site Committee for East Chelmsford 141 

Gas Inspector 172 

Health, Board of 145 

Highway Department 142 

Historical Commission 161 

Home Rule Advisory Committee 162 

Housing Authority 163 

Industrial Development Commission 175 

Inspector of Animals 158 

Insurance Sinking Fund Commission 177 

Library Department 151 

Librarians' Report 151 

Library Needs Committee 152 

Trustees - Report of Trust Funds - Treasurer's Report 151 

Park Commission 154 

Planning Board 170 

Police Department 133 



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INDEX 

Recreation Commission 155 

Registrars, Board of , 171 

Revolutionary War Bicentennial Celebrations Commission 169 

School Department 106 

School Committee Report 106 

School Building Committee 181 

Nashoba Valley Technical High School District Committee 127 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 164 

Selectmen, Board of 14 

Sewer Commission 164 

Town Accountant 191 

Balance Sheet, December 31, 1971 201 

Town Clerk 17 

Jury List 1970 , 18 

Jurors Drawn 1971 17 

Jury List 1971 20 

Licenses and Vital Statistics 

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Warrant for Annual Town Meeting - Feb. 27 and Mar. 8, 1971 .... 22 

Adjourned Annual Town Meetings - March 15, 1971 42 

March 22, 1971 43 

March 29, 1971 59 

Special Town Meeting - June 28, 1971 69 

Adjourned Special Town Meeting - June 29, 1971 76 

Special Town Meeting - November 8, 1971 80 

Adjourned Special Town Meeting - November 15, 1971 84 

November 22, 1971 86 

Special Town Meeting - December 27, 1971 100 

Town Forest Committee 165 

Town Officials 4 

Treasurer & Tax Collector 189 

Tree Department 172 

Varney Playground - Edwards Beach Commissioners 187 

Veterans' Emergency Fund Treasurer's Report 166 

Veterans' Services 150 

Wiring Inspector 157 

Youth Center Study Committee 167 



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